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Gong Bao Ji Ding or Kung Pao Chicken?

Chef John V.| Winter 2016

Kung Pao

During modern times after Mao and during the Cultural Revolution, the dish's name became politically incorrect because of its association with Ding. In China the dish was renamed Gongbao Jiding or Hongbao Jiding or Gong Bao Ji Ding. In Shanghai today its the latter or Gongbao Jiding on most menus.

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How to have a Cheese and Wine Tasting

Chef John V. Winter 2016

Ile de France Roquefort

Good Cooking recommends the following French cheeses, wines and accompaniments for a tasting. There is enough for about 10 people which translates to about $20 (US) per person.

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