New article at Asia Global Online
Squeezed in between classes about composting and Chinese medicine, we made a basic fresh cheese, followed by two simple dishes of beets and kabocha squash
The woman making the cheese was a genuine expert–with her two burners running, it was like watching an 80s DJ spin turntables
Yesterday I visited a farm in Dali, Yunnan. The big companies buy the milk from farms like this one, which has about 100 head of dairy cattle.
The process for making fresh cheese known as “milk fans” is just like ricotta…until it’s not
Some people ask “whey?”
We ask, “whey not?”
Everything passed through Yunnan: goods, armies and culture.
No, I didn’t meet a tour group from Wisconsin…
Here’s a few minute-long clip from my talk at NYU-Shanghai last February
When I was in high school, Dad bought a liquor store, and I became a liquor store employee. Contrary to popular expectations, being a teenager in a liquor store is not a high road to debauchery. I had to be there first thing in the morning to help with beer deliveries, which also meant cleaning…