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The 4 Best Sources for Authentic Chinese Cooking

Hopefully my last article, “High-Level Beginner’s Guide to Chinese Cuisine,” left you salivating for authentic Chinese cuisine. In a follow-up, here’s my list of the best sources to learn more about Chinese cooking:

When in doubt, trust any cookbook written by Fuchsia Dunlop…

An Oxford native, Fuchsia Dunlop became interested in China while working the East Asia desk for the BBC Monitoring Unit at Caversham. She pursued her postgraduate degree at Sichuan University and extended her stay to take a three-month chef’s training course at the Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine making her the first Westerner to do so.

Your Guide to Chinese Cuisine

Readers are most likely familiar with typical American-Chinese dishes such as kung pao chicken, General Tso’s, fried rice, and dumplings. Now, authentic Chinese cuisine is so much more varied, nuanced, and exciting than what you’ll find at your favorite Chinese takeout place. Think about it—China has four times the population and is roughly 2,500 years older than the U.S. giving its cuisine ample talent and time to develop.

Food & Wine Pairing Guide: Austin, Texas

It can seem almost indulgent to be seeking out food and wine pairings while the U.S. is in the midst of dealing with a pandemic. If anything, pandemics mean drinking wine by the box and boxed wine goes with everything right?

However, for those looking for a bit of indulgence right now – here’s a list of 5 local Austin restaurants offering food and wine pairings during COVID-19:

Splurge on a tasting menu at an acclaimed restaurant.

Sauternes: Sweet Golden Sunshine

There are 182 producers of Sauternes in five appellation municipalities in Bordeaux. Harvesting, pressing, fermenting, and barrelling is done by hand.