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Tianchu juzhen miaozhuan ji 天廚聚珍妙饌集 "Collection of Precious and Wondrous Dishes from the Heavenly Kitchen"


The Tianchu juzhen miaozhuan ji 天廚聚珍妙饌集 "Collection of precious and wondrous dishes from the Heavenly kitchen" was a short text on food compiled by an unknown author. The preface was written by Shi Weiquan 史維泉 from Ruyang 汝陽 in which it is said that a certain Li Shun 李順 once bought the book on the market (presumably as a manuscript) and decided to bring it into a wider circulation by having it printed. The book presents several recipes of dishes. It had survived in the Ming period 明 (1368-1644) encyclopaedia Yongle dadian 永樂大典, but was not included in the imperial collectaneum Siku quanshu 四庫全書.

Source: Li Xueqin 李學勤, Lü Wenyu 呂文鬰 (1996). Siku da cidian 四庫大辭典, vol. 2, p. 1864. Changchun: Jilin daxue chubanshe.
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