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Jing Theory feature on CBNweekly

The lovely folks over at CBNweekly, one of China’s widely read business and culture magazines, have featured Jing Theory in this week’s issue! It’s on stands from May 20th through to May 27th across China.

In it, I talk about my personal food journey and how its taken me around the world in search of the perfect meal. Also included are my top picks for food stops in Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, New York, and more. Click on the images below to enlarge.

Jing | 23.05.13 at 11:37 AM |
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Recipe: Ningbo ‘niangao’ rice cakes for Chinese New Year

Happy Year of the Snake everyone!  恭喜发财,万事如意!
I hope you’ve all enjoyed a reunion with family and friends, filled with good food and cheer.

This is one of the rare times of year when the streets of Shanghai are practically empty. The factories are shut down, traffic disappears, and for a week, its as if time itself stops.  Its eery and strange, and I love it. Despite there not being a soul in sight, there seems to be no shortage of ear-splitting firecrackers on auto-erupt, all day and into the night.  Not only does it ward off evil spirits, I’m sure it wakes up the dead as well.

Chinese New Year is for families, and every year millions of Chinese make the pilgrimage back home to 团聚 or reunite with family and loved ones. Food is always the main event, and for my family in Sichuan, the meal is anticipated and preparations begun days and weeks in advance. My grandparents always have dried, cured meat and sausages hanging…

Jing | 30.03.13 at 08:23 PM |
Tasteful Gift Giving • Jing Theory Jinhua ham speckled in a dish of cabbage in soup
A special delivery I was lucky enough to receive from family in Zhenjiang
The Pixian douban factory in Pixian county, Sichuan Sichuan peppercorn from Hanyuan county Mapo Tofu, one of the best uses of Sichuan peppercorn
Tasteful Gift Giving • Jing Theory

Tasteful Gift Giving

In this month’s deluge of holiday gift giving manuals and wishlists, I thought I’d contribute a few tasteful ideas of my own. After all, if it truly is better to give than to receive, what better way to reward our journeys to sainthood than with the most shareable gift of all, food. And if you, like me, have embraced the admonitory predictions in glossy magazine that one will inevitably gain ten to fifteen kilos over the holidays, you may as well consume only the most exquisite calories. Here are some delectable gifts to buy or not-so-subtly hint to receive that will give collective pleasure to all around the table.

Jinhua Ham One of the triumphs of Chinese cuisine is the delicate, dry-cured Jinhua ham from the town of the same name. Made from a local slow-bred pig called “two ends black” 兩頭烏 with black hair on its head and rump and a white midsection, only the hind legs of castrated pigs are traditionally used for their high fat content, which…

Jing | 16.12.12 at 04:16 PM |


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