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  1. @liuzhou @blue_dolphin Thank you for the information and recommendations! Very much appreciated
  2. @pastameshugana For authentic Chinese restaurants you can try Cyrildene - that's as close to a Chinatown as Johannesburg has. This place looks cool: Chong Qing Huo Guo Hot Pot Restaurant. There is also PRON in Linden, especially for northern style noodle soups - https://www.pron.restaurant/ .
  3. I am so impressed with All Under Heaven and am facinated with your involvement! Fuchsia Dunlop and Carolyn Phillips have done so much to reveal the cooking of China to English speakers. I've seen several of your posts that are wonderfully detailed and illuminating as well. It seems that one will always have a very limited understanding of Chinese cuisine, as long as you are limited to reading about it in English. Are there Chinese language cookbooks you would recommend?
  4. I'm on a mission to find the best cookbooks, in English (I know it's a limiting factor), on regional Chinese cooking and techniques I have these so far: Land of Plenty - Fuchsia Dunlop (Sichuan) Land of Fish and Rice - Fuchsia Dunlop (Zhejiang) Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook - Fuchsia Dunlop (Hunan) Cooking South of the Clouds - Georgia Freedman (Yunnan) Xi'an Famous Foods - Jason Wang (Western China by way of NYC) All Under Heaven - Carolyn Phillips (All 35(?) regions and my favourite) Beyond the Great Wall - Naiomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford (Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Western China, Yunnan, Guizhou) What are your thoughts on these additions? : Breath of a Wok/Stir Frying to the Sky's Edge/The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen - Grace Young The Food of Taiwan - Cathy Erway Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees - Kian Lam Kho Mooncakes and Milk Bread - Kristina Cho A Tradition of Soup: Flavours from China's Pearl River Delta - Teresa M. Chen Any recommendations for Fujian/Guangdong/Guangxi focused books? Hainan also seems to have a very unique cuisine... Thanks in advance
  5. This is a nice article. I've been using a Korean soy sauce and realise now (to my horror) that it isn't naturally brewed 🙈
  6. I'm in Pretoria but I was born in Durban and grew up in Kwa-Zulu Natal (Durban is the provincial capital) I love it there. Did your friends enjoy their time there? Thanks for the welcome everyone!
  7. Hi everyone I'm excited to join the eGullet forums and chat about ingredients, cooking and food culture! I'm a bit obsessed with Chinese, Japanese and Italian cooking and I absolutely love cookbooks (that I really see as reference manuals for culture, history and technique....so can be considered academic texts?). I'm hoping to learn a lot from these forums and make some new friends too.
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