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
Here’s a few minute-long clip from my talk at NYU-Shanghai last February
Its been a couple of weeks and a few thousand kilometers since Bayannuur. After that, I went on an epic train journey through Hohhot, Chifeng, Tongliao and Qiqihar – arriving three days and some visible beard growth later back in Hailar. Hailar was basically the three r-s, resting, riting, and running so apart from the…