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On November 24, 2009 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Píngshān 屏山, CHINA – My journey to learn favorite family recipes began this morning at the Suíjiāng market. Heavy bags of meat and vegetables turning our knuckles white, we board Liu Yeye’s boat. Liu Yeye (Grandfather Liu) motors his river tank up the Jīnshā River just enough [...]Continue Reading →
Salty and fresh flavor
咸鲜味型 xián xiān wèixíng
example: Xiānmó Càixīn (鲜蘑菜心, Fresh Mushroom Fried with Cabbage) Home-style flavor
家常味型 jiācháng wèixíng
example: Jiācháng Dòufu (家常豆腐, Home-style Tofu) and Huí Guō Ròu (回锅肉, Twice Cooked Pork) Spicy and numbing flavor; Sichuan peppercorns, along [...]
Yibin, CHINA – My host in Sichuan arranged a pick up for my team and I in Yibin. Her younger brother arrived in a sedan carrying his wife, niece, and two year old. There are two healthy sized young men in my team so our seating arrangements placed the niece, my two [...]Continue Reading →
Yibin (Sichuan Province), CHINA – What a night! We slept on the worst sleeper train in China complete with sights of mostly men in the cabin, odors of smoke and the bathroom, and the constant sound of brakes screeching.
In the middle of the night, the train stopped at a station and I heard [...]Continue Reading →