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Andrew Zimmern's Pearl Rice Balls

Pearl Rice Balls with Ginger-Sesame Sauce

Show-Stopping Pork & Rice Dumplings By Andrew Zimmern I started making these pearl rice balls about 18 years ago after returning from my first trip to China. I had visited a dumpling house in Xian and became fascinated with presentation styles of standard Chinese pork farces. Creating different wrappers and decorating them is beyond the normal skill…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice

Kimchi Fried Rice By Andrew Zimmern There are so many great homemade kimchis available these days (even the local supermarket brands are pretty awesome), that rather than tell you how to make it, I thought it might be more fun to tell you what I do with it most often: eat it from the jar…  Read More

Cooking with Chinese Steamers

Andrew Zimmern’s Tips for Cooking with Bamboo Steamers

Tips for Cooking with Bamboo Steamers I love cooking with a multi-tiered bamboo steamer, it’s one of the most used and versatile tools in my kitchen. Using a steamer is an easy, and certainly healthy, way to achieve crisp tender vegetables and super moist, perfectly cooked proteins. They fit inside of my pans well, plus…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: How to Prep Ginger

What’s the easiest way to peel fresh ginger? The best tool for prepping ginger is something I guarantee you have in your kitchen cabinet: a spoon. Because the irregular-shaped root has thin, delicate skin, a spoon can easily scrape it away without much waste. It’s also much easier to get into all of the nooks and crannies…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's Pearl Rice Balls

Chinese Recipes Made Easy for the Home Cook

Celebrate Chinese New Year With These Recipes Chinese cooking has complex, technique-driven elements, which makes it a bit daunting for the average home cook. But, practice makes perfect. Get a great cookbook, and cook a new dish twice a week. Next, make sure you have the right equipment (a good wok, a bamboo steamer) and the…  Read More

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16 New Year’s Eve Hor d’Oeuvres

Appetizers for a New Year’s Eve Bash Skip the pricey pre-fixe menus and over-crowded bars, and host your own New Year’s Eve soiree. There’s no better way to ring in the new year than a spread of finger foods and a house full of friends and family. Here are a few of my favorite hor d’oeuvres, from…  Read More

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9 Recipes to Make for Chinese New Year

Chinese Cuisine at Home Chinese cooking has complex, technique-driven elements, which makes it a bit daunting for the average home cook. But if you’re as obsessed with it as I am, that shouldn’t stop you from cooking Chinese food in your own kitchen. I personally love the fact that Chinese cuisine has a hobbyist nature…  Read More

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Austin Food & Wine Festival Recipes

Recipes from My Weekend in Austin I love the Austin Food & Wine Festival. First of all, Rock Your Taco is unlike any taco event at other big festivals. The level of creativity and expression of “taco” blow my mind. It’s superb. Then there’s the incredible line up of musical talent attached to all of…  Read More

Andrew Zimmern's recipe for Hunan Peanut Sauce

Andrew Zimmern Cooks: Hunan-Style Peanut Sauce

Hunan-Style Peanut Sauce By Andrew Zimmern This classic Hunan-style peanut sauce is one of my favorites for dipping, glazing and enjoying with all sorts of Asian food. It’s great with sticky rice, fried chicken summer rolls, ribs, chicken satay, pork belly or chicken off the grill. Watch Andrew make this recipe:

Andrew Zimmern's Siu Mai Dumplings

Pork & Shrimp Siu Mai Dumplings

‘Cook & Sell’ Siu Mai Dumplings By Andrew Zimmern These siu mai dumplings are the southern Chinese version of potstickers, with an Empire waist and a carrot crown.