Chinese Takeout Favorites
Taught by Diana Kuan
Diana Kuan is a food writer and photographer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of Red Hot Kitchen, on cooking with Asian hot sauces, and The Chinese Takeout Cookbook, on Chinese food and culture in America. Her work has also appeared in Food & Wine, Time Out New York, and The Boston Globe, among other publications. In addition to writing and photography, Diana has taught cooking classes for the past 10 years in both Beijing and New York. Her favorite foods are dumplings, ramen, and tacos, usually with hot sauce on the side.
Learn to recreate your favorite Chinese takeout dishes at home with simple techniques and all-natural ingredients. In this class, filled with tips and stories, we'll explore a sampling of delicious dishes that celebrate the rich history of Chinese food in America.
You'll learn how to wrap spring rolls and make them crispy without a deep-fryer, how to blend a delicious sauce for mapo tofu, and how to make perfect Yangzhou fried rice (or any fried rice).
Note: Most of the dishes in this class use pork. This class is a mix of demonstration (rice and mapo tofu) and hands-on (spring rolls).
This class is not vegetarian or gluten free. Please let us know if you have any food allergies in advance by replying to your confirmation email. We do use sesame in this class; because of the sauces used in class are produced in facilities with tree nuts, we would not recommend this class for anyone with a tree nut allergy. We also use shrimp.