Pockmarked Mother Chen’s Bean Curd
A Leading Sichuan Dish
“It’s rich and warming, a perfect winter dish.” — Fuchsia Dunlop
Ma Po Doufu, Cooking in Wok
Ma Po Bean Curd 麻婆豆腐 or Pockmarked Mother Chen’s Bean Curd, has emerged as one of the most popular Sichuan dishes. There are so many recipes, and you can even get instant versions, including forms of the dish delivered Continue reading →
A Poisonous Weed for Fairy Gardens?
Or an Edible Dyestuff?
Purple Perilla Plant
Purple Perilla is the purple-leafed variety of the more familiar Green Perilla. People often call Perilla by its Japanese name Shiso. 紫蘇 It’s also called Beefsteak Plant, and the green variety has a lot of uses, especially in Continue reading →