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Top This: How to Use Pea Shoots (Dou Miao) on Pizza

Known as dou miao in Mandarin, pea shoots got a flavor somewhere between peas and spinach and have a crunchy chewiness that's a dead ringer for something Italians are pretty dang familiar with already. "Hey, the texture of these pea shoots reminds me of sautéed broccoli rabe." And then my grease-addled brain instantly made the leap to ... pizza topping! More

General Tso Conquers Pizza

Fortune Cookie Chronicles New York Times reporter Jennifer 8. Lee, an obsessive of Chinese food culture, reveals that the legendary General Tso is now dabbling in pizza-making. A reader of her Fortune Cookie Chronicles blog sent her a photo of a menu at a Philadelphia Chinese restaurant that features "Chinese pizza." You can order your pie with General Tso sauce, sesame garlic sauce, or hoisin barbecue. This is funny because—and I may have told this story before; bear with me—a Chinese translator I know once had to translate some documents for a Chinese restaurant trade association. There was a... More

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