How’s it Growin’

Getting into the “spring” of things yesterday, we decided to make a stop by Alison’s Organic Rooftop Garden in nearby Lincoln Park to survey those long-awaited greens we knew would be shooting up there around this time.  As you can see from the pics, she had a great crop of fresh goodies for us to … Continue reading

Come and get your Dose!

Kicking off June 5th at the River East Art Center,  Dose Market is a brand new, monthly market featuring  Chicago’s hottest purveyors of food, fashion and design…and us!  Now that the weather has finally heated up enough to bust out the sleeveless wardrobe, we will be there at the inaugural installation serving up Sichuan Style … Continue reading

Get into the Bowl

Over the course of our journey through China and Hong Kong we encountered many forms of noodles and dumplings. It seemed that on every corner the was a small shop specializing in some form of delicious dough manipulation. From brothy to saucy, hand pulled to shaved,  with condiments from chili oil with numbing hua jiao … Continue reading

Tasty Treats and Edible Beasts From A to Z (almost)

Abalone- Live in Saikung, HK Fresh Abalone in Custard with Sweet Savory Sauce- Chengdu, Sichuan Province   Fresh Abalone with Tangerine Peel and Green Onion -Saikung HK   Blowfish “Chowder”  with Daikon and Prickly Skin – Yu Bo Family Restaurant – Chengdu   Cuttlefish-Prehistoric looking huh?       Stir-fried Cuttlefish with Garlic, Bean Paste … Continue reading

China is the spot for Food, but Sichuan is the spot for Flavor!

This here is a collection of some of our favorite “Homestyle” dishes that we encountered in Chengdu.  We will be rifting on and recreating some of these for our upcoming dinners Comfortably Numb. Although known for its street snacks and lavish banquet menus, Sichuan cuisine’s heart and soul lies within it’s “Homestyle” preparations.  These rich … Continue reading