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On 5 April, 2011 By Juling He (何菊玲)
Temperatures are changing from cold to warm and during this time our bodies are susceptible to catching a cold, suffering from sore throats, complete with coughing and sneezing. Here are some easy Chinese home remedies for a speedy recovery.
According to Chinese herbal medicine, food is medicine; food cures better than medicine. There [...]Continue Reading →
After an amazingly inspiring lunch at Maison Boulud, I was in a fog of ecstasy but my stomach felt punished from over-eating. Completely my fault as I seem to have a case of chronic joie de vivre. It was like sitting at a holiday dinner and eating the entire spread by myself. [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — Previously Juling He (aka Adeline) posted a lovely story depicting a harmonious collaboration with her husband making là cháng (腊肠, Chinese homestyle sausage). Many of our readers loved the story but wanted something a little easier to save in their recipe bookmarks.
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On 24 March, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Learned from Zhōu Shifu, Xiao Zhou‘s father
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 [...]Continue Reading →
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 simple in flavor as it only [...]Continue Reading →
On 17 March, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
A delicious light-flavored soup that never aims to steal the limelight from other dishes; one bowl of páigǔ dōngguā tāng (排骨冬瓜汤, pork rib and winter melon soup) is never enough. Juling He‘s recipe is easy to make and healthy with her addition of goji berries, another anti-oxidant like blueberries and Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — After a few winter holidays from Christmas, New Year’s and Chūnjié (Spring Festival, 春节), friends return from abroad and the calendars quickly fill. Time to reconnect and catchup over home-cooked meals. It’s part of my new year’s resolution to dine in more as it truly nurtures a sense of quality time, quality [...]Continue Reading →