Wednesday, May 07, 2008

The Seventh Daughter: Beggar's Chicken

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.

Stay tuned. . .

1 comment:

  1. thanksalot5/7/08, 8:56 PM

    You forgot to tell about the part where you dropped the chicken and the clay broke into millions of pieces. The chicken was okay. You also have to tell about us eating mostly nutter butters and oreos that daddy stuffed in the closet instead of black bean cake. Although Justine and GG liked it. They are crazy. Black bean CAKE. Ugh!