Category Archives: Chinese

Chinese Barbecued Pork

Have you ever wondered how the Chinese in Chinese restaurants get the red on the pork slices they serve?  I have.  Apparently char siu barbecued pork originated in Canton and contained red dye #40.  The recipe was adopted and adapted by … Continue reading

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Indochine

In the early nineteenth century when the French referred to Indochine or what is now known as Southeast Asia, they were referring to Asian lands historically within the cultural influence of India.  It took me a long time to find … Continue reading

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Flanken Beef Ribs

  I like beef ribs.  It must be a Texas thing.  My Mom prepared the beef short rib cut, the large, Neanderthal slab cut and my favorite, the flanken beef rib cut. The flanken is meaty, cut horizontally across the rib … Continue reading

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“So This Is Where She Makes Her Mistake”

In some classic literature novel there is a character who always says, “So this is where (he/she) makes (her/his) mistake.”  I think it was Mr. Wickfield in David Copperfield, but I’m not sure.  Still, it’s a quote I’ve always liked … Continue reading

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Fresh Udon

On Thursday we had to make a run into New Jersey for wine and to have our dog Jessie hand stripped.  Liquor stores in Pennsylvania are all government owned, run and stocked with expensive, though no class, bottles of  wine … Continue reading

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Magret de Canard with Plum Sauce

In our village of Honesdale, Pennsylvania, there is a French style cafe with lots of potential. I believe the owner a) lived a number of years in France, b) is married to a French man,   c) is actually French or … Continue reading

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Teriyaki Salmon with Chinese Noodles

Our son, who was not able to come home for Christmas, is in Sens/Paris for a few weeks. Really happy to see him and feed him.  Noticing I was having a hard time choosing from the ridiculous amount of food … Continue reading

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