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Rice, the World's Plainest Food?

Even the English, known for their plain cooking, use salt when boiling potatoes and carrots. Yet the Chinese cook rice in nothing but water. In stark contrast to the way most other foods are prepared in China, rice is a singularly pure, simple, even bland dish; the perfect foil for well seasoned meat and vegetable dishes.

 
 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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How to make Chinese turnip cake  

Fried Radish Cake with Pork and Mushrooms 肉燥蘿蔔糕

 
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The Wok, More Than Just a Stir Fryer

People tend to pigeonhole the wok as an instrument of stir frying. It seems to have been developed specifically for that use; that is the job it does to perfection. Yet this uniquely shaped cooking pot handles at least adequately: frying, deep frying, braising, stewing, boiling, smoking, steaming, and soup making … more

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