We're coming to you live as we attempt to make jiao hua ji -- a.k.a. Beggar's Chicken -- one of the dishes for which Cecilia Chiang was most famous back when she owned The Mandarin, her swanky San Francisco restaurant. You stuff and marinate a chicken, wrap tightly in foil, then entomb in clay and bake for two-and-a-half hours.
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