From the monthly archives: December 2011

My nephew and aspiring chef, Jordan, taught me how to break down a chicken properly. In the past, I’d hack up a chicken and throw the whole thing in my pressure cooker, add some celery, carrot, and onion then let it boil for an hour. I decided it was about time [...]

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Nanjing, Jiangsu — While I sampled the home style cooking of Jiangsu province, I made the mistake of spending only 24 hours in Nanjing. This former capital city of south China (‘nan‘ meaning south, whilst ‘bei‘ means north for Beijing) undulates with hills while the sunlight flickers through tree-lined [...]

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