Chinese Soul Food


Hsiao-Ching Chou writes about simple Chinese cooking and life as a working mom. She is the former food editor at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Currently, she's the communications director for Institute for Systems Biology, a nonprofit research organization. Read more about Hsiao-Ching...

She also teaches cooking at Hot Stove Society in Seattle. Upcoming classes include:

Nov. 9 - Weeknight Wokking (featuring Kung Pao Chicken, Ma Po Tofu and Chile-Garlic Eggplant)

Nov. 21 - Soup Dumpling Love - And Potstickers, Too! (Sold out)

Dec. 21 - Kids Cooking: Potsticker Love

I am participating in National Blog Post Month for November, which means that I will post one blog post per day for the entire month. Well, I'll attempt to post daily.

NaBloPoMo November 2015

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OXO Spatula

It's safe to say that most people have at least one OXO tool in the kitchen. I have many. The most interesting pieces I have are ones that are sold only in Japan. OXO believes in Universal Design and has studied how people use tools from peelers to brooms to garden shovels. What OXO discovered about Japanese cooks (the research applies to many if not most Asians) is that they hold their kitchen tools as if they were holding a pen -- versus the Western overhand grip. So, OXO designed cooking utensils to reflect the different grip and, because Asians tend to be smaller in stature, a more petite overall size. Brilliant!

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Reader Comments (4)

Can you order the Japan-market utensils online somewhere?

February 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew Amster-Burton

Amazon Japan:

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