The Five Elements Cookbook

An introduction and guide to cooking with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), featuring over 50 nourishing recipes to eat for healing every day by TCM chef and registered dietitian Zoey Xinyi Gong.

This book offers an incredibly fresh, elegant, and authentic approach to TCM food therapy—a thousands-year-old practice for holistic wellness.

Named after a foundational theory of what balance and optimal health looks like, The Five Elements Cookbook is offers a photographic guide to the most commonly used medicinal ingredients, their healing properties, and how to use them seamlessly in your cooking—whether in a warm tea, restorative bone broth, a sweet smoothie, or your favorite dinner.  

Featuring over 50 delicious recipes ingeniously incorporate a food-as-medicine ingredient, with consideration for

  • seasonality, digestion, and body constitution
  • specific concerns like menstrual pains, nausea, anxiety, blood circulation, respiratory health, and more
  • vegan, nut free, dairy free, gluten free alternatives
  • TCM energetics and uses

With beautiful photographs throughout, this soothing, practical guide is perfect for those looking to eat for healing, nourishment, and joy.