Shanghai Sweet and Sour Ribs

Shanghai Sweet and Sour Ribs

In China, people often distinguish themselves as Southerners (南方人) or Northerners (北方人). It’s a question you’ll get often in taxis or first meetings. The biggest distinguishing features for us, anyway, are the regional cuisines. Southern cuisine is roughly more delicate, refined and sometimes sweeter in taste, while northern cuisine is a bit heavier and stronger in flavor. In the(…)

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Ratatouille Grilled Cheese

Ratatouille Grilled Cheese

Can you feel it guys? The days are getting shorter, the air cooler. I can smell the hayrides, apple cider, and pumpkins all the way from Beijing. In other words: summer is nearly over, my favorite season is on the horizon, and I have scarves and flannel shirts at the ready. But my nemesis, aka summer–with its white-hot(…)

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