Here you’ll find recipes, tips, discussions on cooking in China, and some basic kitchen know how to help you adjust to cooking in Suzhou, China as a whole, or even in the West. If you’re new to cooking or looking to improve your kitchen skills, pay attention to the technique and troubleshooting. These can often be applied to other, similar recipes.
I’ll try my best to give you a working and functional guide to life in the kitchen in China. No fantasy or extremely difficult recipes. Just practical, authentic food to satisfy your cravings.
Background and philosophy
Many moons ago, I went to culinary school in the States and have cooked in a few different restaurants. While I don’t make a living slinging food anymore, I do know what I’m doing – at least enough to help most cooks. I’m not a huge fan of fancy food, even though I do like to endulge from time to time, and tend to focus on techinque and ingredients. I’m a foodie but not the way you might be. Nothing makes me happier than food that has been prepared correctly. From PB&J to a perfect demi, just make it right and I’m a happy man.
Before you try any new recipe from me or another source, I hope you take the time to look at my how to read a recipe post.
I believe that if you use decent food and cook it right, your food will make you and your loved ones happy – and really, that’s what matters.
If you have a special request or a question, just leave a comment and I’ll be happy to reply.
Cook it up recipe list:
more to come….