Radishes are incredibly diverse and come in many different shapes, colors, and sizes. Among my favorite ones are three unique varieties from China: the legendary China Rose, the strikingly beautiful Watermelon Radish, and Green Radish, star of today’s recipe.
In Chinese cuisine, lily bulbs are considered a gourmet ingredient. The scales that form the bulbs are crisp and sweet, which are perfect for refreshing salads [...]
Uyghur food from China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, located in the western part of China along the fabled Silk Road, draws influences from the neighboring countries and creates something quite distinct from the rest of China.
For example, the much-celebrated local rice dish, romanized as polo, polov, or pulao, is very similar [...]
Fresh green soybeans are among my most eagerly anticipated seasonal produce each year. When they finally make their appearance at Union Squire Greenmarket during late summer, they fill the market, and my heart, with joy and rapture.
Green soybeans, also known as edamame, are picked fairly young before they turn starchy. They [...]
However, in recent years, it has gained popularity in China, and is viewed as an upmarket ingredient with great health and nutritional benefits. The fact that it was selected as [...]
That’s why Italian spaghetti alle vongole never fails to impress, and Spanish fideo con almejas always makes you crave for [...]
As compared with other varieties, Chinese eggplant is more tender, less bitter, and has thinner skin. That means you do not need to salt them to draw out the bitterness, and you can consume them without peeling the skin, which is full of [...]
One possible explanation has something to do with its appearance: its large fruit is covered with a layer of white powder, which resembles the frost in the winter.
Or, perhaps because of its storability and usage: these sturdy [...]
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