Today, Larry Wong lent us a copy of the "Fabulous Chinese Cook Book" written by Vancouverite Harry Kam Long in 1965.
It really is fabulous both for the great recipes and for its glimpse back at the Vancouver Chinese food scene circa 1965. Today we take it for granted that we can get 99% of the ingredients needed for authentic Chinese food; back then this was a lot more difficult.
This excerpt from the foreward is very telling:
We believe that the "Fabulous Chinese Cookbook" is the book which you have been waiting and searchng for.