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I visited Zhou Yi in Shimen, Hunan and followed her and her husband to the markets where they bought the afternoon’s meal. The rest of the story is coming soon.

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在北京时,来自湖南的美食博主小周曾邀请我参加一场美食艺术秀。记得在那场艺术秀上,几个美食名博把切好的面包片艺术地堆在一起,拍下照片,再上传到自己的博客上。她还告诉过我她很喜欢的菜是腊味合蒸。后来,我来到她的老家,从她父亲-周师傅那里学到了更多他们家人喜欢的家常菜。

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Learned from Zhōu Shifu, Xiao Zhou‘s father

shǒu sī zhúsǔn (手撕竹笋, hand-torn bamboo shoots)

Shǒu sī zhúsǔn (手撕竹笋, hand-torn bamboo shoots) is a simple dish made with fresh bamboo shoots. Canned bamboo shoots won’t do the flavor justice and may only hint of a shoe closet. Before coming to China, I thought [...]

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BaishicunChangsha, Hunan, China — In Beijing, a fellow Beijing food blogger, Xiao Zhou, invited me to an event where several Chinese food bloggers stacked sliced bread artfully, photographed the sculptures, then uploaded the photos to their respective blogs. Xiao Zhou is from Hunan and told me of

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Suān là zhēng jī (酸辣蒸鸡, free-range chicken steamed with pickled chili peppers) is a popular dish in Hunan and everyone makes it differently. Varying by the cook’s style, every bowl I’ve come across is easy to make yet so delicious. Zhou Shifu‘s version is especially easy, and the most simple in flavor as it only [...]

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One month ago, just after returning to Beijing from  Changsha, I was inspired to pickle chillies the way two families pickled theirs.

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Beijing, China — It’s spring in Beijing and I’m back just in time to enjoy the lovely weather after traveling through Jiangsu and Shanghai to learn home-style recipes. Two weeks of eating Jiangsu and Shanghai cuisine’s light and healthy flavors and my taste buds are hankering for some Hunan chillies.

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早就听说湖南的火宫殿比较出名,那天晚上,很幸运的是,我们在宾馆附近的五一大道上散步,不一会就碰见了一家火宫殿。从外面看见里面很热闹,客人很多,服务员们推着小吃车走来走去。看这人气,应该错不了。一进去,就看到墙上有关火宫殿的介绍了,原来有250多年的历史了。“火宫殿样样有,有饭有菜有甜酒,还有白糖盐醋藕”格外引人注目。

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