There are so many ways to cook these beautiful swimmers. For example, you can follow the tradition in Louisiana by boiling them with Zatarain’s spice mix, garlic, and onions. Or, steam them with a heavy dusting of Old Bay Seasoning, Maryland [...]
Unlike its name suggests, water spinach is not related to spinach at all. As a member of the Morning Glory family, it’s a close kin to high-climbing vines that decorate fences and walls, as well [...]
Passed down from generation to generation, the recipe for this classic Cantonese dish may vary depending on whom you ask. [...]
Chinese rice congees vary considerably by region. The seemingly simple combination of rice and water can create endless variations, depending on the type of rice, amount of water, length of cooking time, or the assortment of garnitures you use.
As a sequel to my post on Cantonese-style [...]
Chrysanthemum greens are one of my favorite vegetables in spring.
I love their fresh herbal and floral aroma, reminiscent of chrysanthemum flower tea. There is no coincidence here: the flowers used for making the tea and the leaves all come from plants that belong to the same genus Chrysanthemum.
If you live the US, chances are you’ve only had the Americanized version of this dish, often called Kung Pao Chicken. While [...]
A great example is the Roman pasta dish Cacio e Pepe, or “cheese and pepper”, because it uses only the seasonings of cheese and black pepper. The rich umami and aroma from the Pecorino cheese, the heat [...]
Pig’s feet, also known as trotters, are adored in many cuisines, including Southern cooking in the US. It’s easy to understand why: after a long simmer, they release gelatin to the cooking liquid, which adds richness to make a great stew or soup, or enhance the body of a quality stock.
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