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

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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

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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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