These gritty-gorgeous food-porn pics are slurp-able. Or wait, that's just me catching myself from drooling. But really, these photos are exquisite and appetite-stirring madness to behold!
Chow down a peep of Lady & Pups' Sichuan-Chongqing noodles with meat sauce and chickpeas here.
When you see art this beautiful it makes you stop and wonder what else you might see if you had the patience to linger and look around. Art like this inspires us and reminds us to do just that. Stop and look around. Look up, then don't rule out looking down.
Check out Loes Heerink's Vendors from Above series here.
It all began in 2009. I couldn't sleep because I had this idea that was growing. Have you ever had an idea that kept spinning into a bigger one? Well that's what happened — idea mitosis. I didn't hold back. I actually got out of bed and created a Keynote presentation to outline my idea.
In light of last week's regime change, I have found myself sharing a similar sentiment of near guilt for posting food pics. We are afraid of entertaining the frivolous aspect of food while we want to post something more 'meaningful.' Well, I believe food plays a big factor in our lives. As we share food at the table — break bread family style — we have a platform to share ideas and to mobilize efforts towards the greater good.
We Americans can't forget that we live in a nation where we can oppose the views of our government and that we have vehicles within our constitution that help us protect human rights. We don't live in China, where the people are not free to publicize their political opinions without persecution. They are not allowed to formally congregate in numbers that threaten the stability of their system. We have the freedom to gather, share food, enliven the human spirit and organize.
Food is beautiful and we relish in each other's artistic expressions. But we can further our passions in how we use food to tell stories elevating the human spirit. We have a great community amongst food producers in farms, in restaurants, at pop ups, at dining halls and yes, even at home. Let's bring people together with our passion for food and start meaningful conversations that make a difference.
As a native Chinese girl with a passion for cooking, I claim with pride that Chinese home cooking is as low-fuss as it is healthy and delicious. Even with a busy schedule, the simplicity of Chinese cooking helps steal time to whip up tasty dishes or stew an aromatic soup for yourself and other hungry appetites! Let the imagination run wild using the five essential ingredients in Chinese cooking.
I love to cook easy, homestyle recipes for family and friends. In this blog, you'll find stories and recipes I've learned from families in China and other parts of the world.