This big, goofy dog is our very first foster dog, Frasier! Here’s our volunteer foster experience, from application to preparing our home to sending him to his new forever family.
A classic Hubei dish of steamed meatballs coated in a shimmering layer of glutinous rice. These pearl meatballs have a long history from the royal kitchens of imperial China to modern state dinners. But they’re festive, celebratory, and easy to make, so they’re the perfect choice for your next banquet.
Dry pepper chicken (lazi chicken or mala chicken) is a popular dish from Chongqing, Sichuan featuring tender nuggets of fried chicken in aromatic peppers and Sichuan peppercorns. Join me as I make my game day or festive appetizer spin on this modern Sichuan classic featuring healthy, easy convection baked chicken wings.
Skip the supermarket ground pork. For the best texture in Chinese cooking, ground meat should be chopped by hand. A food processor makes it possible in a fraction of the time.
Shanghai wontons come in two styles: small, pure meat wontons (a snack food) and large, meat and vegetable wontons (a meal). I’m making a kosher-friendly version of the big meal wontons, perfect for those who avoid pork and shellfish. Read on for important tips to make a great filling as well as detailed instructions for how to fold beautiful wontons.
Long hot peppers with pork are a classic Chinese stir fry combo. I’m sharing the best secrets for stir frying. Read on for the equipment and technique you need to achieve tender meat, crisp veggies, and wok hei “breath of the the wok” in any home kitchen.
A great kitchen tool brings joy but doesn’t have to be expensive. After extensive research and use, these are the must-have items from my own kitchen. All of them bring way more joy in the kitchen than their prices (all under $20) would suggest, and none of them take up much space.