The magic cookbook is a simple-looking book with spells in the form of traditional Chinese recipes. Cong-Li and Mei-Hua trained since childhood to use the powers of the cookbook, but Cong-Li wanted to abuse the powers for his own ends. Mei-Hua now holds the book, with her adopted children tasked with defending the book form Cong-Li. Many of the pages have been separated from the book, where they find themselves in the hands of people who unwittingly cast the spell from the recipe. When this happens, Tobey, Sid and Sue have to find the missing page before Cong-Li finds it, and deal with what has been conjured. The book is hidden in a secret vault at a rear rooftop garden at Wu's Garden.