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“Negro if you mention Sola to me one more time I will slap you back into Umuahia!
We tend to avoid the consequences associated with the choice we make which equals inexplicable friction, and stress.
There was a time when local wait staff couldn’t come within ten feet of the family matriarch without breaking into a cold sweat).
But then half of our group–the parental half–relocated to Beijing three years ago.
Kaitlin was (and still is) in college stateside, and Sarah began moving between both China and the U. whilst figuring out the meaning of post-college life. Pretty much a boss when it comes to languages, being fluent in both English and three separate Chinese dialects.
Between all the plane rides and intermittent Skype conversations, it became difficult to stay up-to-date on all of our day-to-day comings and goings, let alone argue over the proper flour-to-water ratio for dumpling dough. Check out our bios here: Grew up in upstate New York delivering newspapers, shooting marbles, and accidentally crashing questionably maintained snowmobiles into neighboring garages (okay, just the once). And boy, can she fold a spring roll (the rest of ours tend to just fall apart. Plus, she’s the only one in the family who’s actually good at reading Chinese, so she’s our professional menu-translator when we’re tooling around Beijing.We also realized that the kid-parent separation led to said kids eating a lot less of the Chinese food normally served up by said parents. The heat is WAY too high.” K: “They’re not burning.” B: “Who taught you how to a flip a pancake anyway? Had a couple stints in the restaurant world, rising from modest beginnings as a Burger King sandwich assembler to Holiday Inn busboy and line cook, to cooking at the family’s Chinese restaurant, while also learning the finer points of Cantonese cooking from immigrant parents. Born and raised in the Garden State, with a tragically ironic lack of gardening skill.Because let’s face it…though the two daughters of this family can make restaurant-quality thin crust pizza like nobody’s business, they haven’t exactly been studying up as much on certain dishes that are usually left to the older generation. This website and blog, where we could share recipes, kitchen exploits, and other experiences from our lives in a metropolitan city, a college town, and a sleepy suburb/wherever the older kid ends up. ” K: “You did.” B: “Not like that, I didn’t.” K: “These will be the fluffiest pancakes you’ve ever had in your life. Grew up on episodes of Ready Set Cook and Iron Chef.We’ll share what we do best…authentic, simple recipes–some traditional, and some reinvented. Pick up some travel tips, a quick Chinese lesson, or an explanation of what the heck Chinese vinegar is. Now go set the table and get some slippers, ‘cause yo socks are about to be knocked OFF.” J: *wildly gesticulating toward pan* “Hey! Writer, piano enthusiast, and daydreamer, figuring things out between continents, from job opportunities in Beijing to occasionally holding down the fort in the suburbs.For all you Chinese American generation X’s and Y’s out there who love to eat it, but have no idea how to make it, welcome to the promised land. (It’s the nectar of the gods, is what it is.) Happy Wokking! Notoriously unable to follow a recipe (usually preferring to freestyle it), Kaitlin’s the family artist, knitter, chunky-sweater-obsessed crazy shopper, and keeper of an unreasonably detailed knowledge bank of Korean pop music.They will tell you they don’t subscribe to the ‘African mentality’ of women should be this and men should be that. They are getting on quite well till one day random statement, “You should grow your hair” “Ermmm why” “You will look more ladylike.