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Beijing, China — I’ve met over 30 families in China from various regions, but I hadn’t yet stepped within a Beijing home until now. Zhu Dandan connected with the ShowShanti project through her blog on Sina. I was excited to meet her and her family.
Beijing, China — I learned this dish from Zhu Dandan in Beijing and found it to be one of the most flavorful dishes she taught me. One special technique of seasoning the oil briefly with Sichuan peppercorn (花椒, huājiāo), lends an unmistakeable fragrance to the [...]Continue Reading →
On 24 March, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
On 21 March, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
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 [...]Continue Reading →