Category Archives: Real Chinese Cooking

How I came to like a Brown Jolly

It took me many years to come around to liking aubergine. Moussaka in Camden Town taverna’s never helped, nor even Ratatouille on Provençal camping sites. Perhaps Fate had decided I should not get to eat a good one of either. The name … Continue reading

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Pigeon Fancier

Disappointment evaporated into happiness when I went to my source of farm chickens from Gascony to be told there’d been no shipment this week from the country of d’Artagnan, Pousse Rapière and Pierre Koffmann, but then I found Anjou had … Continue reading

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Deh-Ta Hsiung – The Quiet Revolutionary

When Deh-Ta Hsiung walked down the gangway of the P&O  SS ‘Corfu’ and came ashore at Tilbury on Boxing Day in 1949, he was young man arriving in the right place at the right time. He was just 17 and that time … Continue reading

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