We Have the Recipe for a Michelin-Starred Chef’s Seafood Dumplings

In the long, long list of food we’ve craved over the past 12 months, Brandon Jew’s entire Michelin-starred menu has remained stubbornly front of mind. Now, thanks to the release, earlier this week, of his new cookbook — Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown: Recipes and Stories from the Birthplace of Chinese American Food — there’s the slight (extremely slight but definitely non-zero) chance that we’ll be able to replicate at least parts of it at home.

Here, Jew shares his recipe for seafood shui jiao, his exceptional dumplings. Obviously, we went straight to the source for tips on how not to screw this up.

“When making dumplings, test one before making a whole batch,” Jew says. “A double check to ensure you are happy with the results is useful in thinking through the rest of the dish.” Another advisory for the fast-moving home chef: “The other tip I’d say is to

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A Chat With Food Critics, Chefs And Restaurateurs From Asia

I gather my friends – Asian food writers, food critics, restaurateurs and chefs – asking them why they think Chinese food comes with such a bad reputation – ultimately being the poster child of ‘dirty’.

With hundreds of Chinese restaurants closed in this pandemic year, perhaps it is more timely than ever to ask the question – can Chinese food ever be seen as ‘fine-dining’ and will America lose its love/hate relationship with Chinese food with all these closures?

Let’s not forget Chinese-American cuisine is very much a part of the American culture as is BBQ to Southerners and bagels to New Yorkers Chinese Food is definitely a highly lucrative industry. 

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10+ Ways Chefs Love Using Hot Honey to Spice Up Their Cooking

There’s a lot to love about hot honey. After all, whose palate doesn’t salivate over the combination of sweet and spicy? This up-and-coming condiment making its way into pantries around the country can be served with just about anything, from pizza and fried chicken to seafood, grilled vegetables and even desserts. With its powerful flavor punch and versatility, it’s about to become your new favorite ingredient.

A few excellent brands on the market—Mike’s Hot Honey or Red Clay Barrel-Aged Hot Honey, for example—are easy to order online, but it’s also simple to infuse your own regular honey with a little heat at home. You can use whatever peppers you like, dried or fresh, says Chris Riley, a culinary expert and co-founder of The Daring Kitchen based in Rogers, Arkansas. To do it, add honey and chopped peppers (he recommends using at least two types for more complexity, such

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24 Black Food Bloggers And Chefs To Follow On Instagram

(Photo: HuffPost)
(Photo: HuffPost)

If there’s one thing Instagram has no shortage of, it’s food pics. Everyone loves a perfectly plated serving of pasta or a strong cheese pull.

And the platform has no shortage of Black food bloggers, authors, chefs, writers and historians who use the platform to not only get you salivating, but to serve a side of education as well. Below is a list of 24 names in the food industry who are well worth following. Some you may have heard of, others may be new to you, but they’ll all brighten up and enlighten your feed.

Angela Davis of The Kitchenista

Angela Davis’ Instagram account is loaded with pics of her adorable daughter, affectionately known as Biscuit, and inspiring dishes from her blog The Kitchenista Diaries that range from the perfect breakfast sandwich to gooey mac and cheese. In between prepping dishes, she offers followers e-books

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