Summary

This is the captivating story of Xiaomei Martell, who was born in one of China’s most remote regions just two years before Mao launched the Cultural Revolution.
The youngest of four daughters her name means ‘Little Sister’ her family had no money or connections, yet they raised her with a thirst for knowledge and a love of food, ranging from the Lion’s Head meatballs her Uncle Deng cooked to the ‘phoenix feet’ that apparently cured wrinkles, by way of hundred-year-old eggs.
Xiaomei’s entertaining and inspiring story takes us to a world where children play with painted pig toes, dumplings give you perfect ears and rather than saying hello, you ask ‘chilema’, or ‘Have you eaten?’
©2009 Xiaomei Martell (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £14.69

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £14.69

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
3 out of 5 stars
By Jane on 20-05-10

Lion's Head, Four Happiness

This might appeal to you if you like cooking, particularly Chinese or Mongolian cooking - but I found it was just too much about food to capture my interest.

Read more Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

See all reviews