Shopping for Fresh Ingredients
This Month's Film: Raise the Red Lantern
This afternoon I went shopping at my neighborhood Safeway for all the ingredients to make my 'Raise the Red Lantern' appetizers: Petite Pancakes with Mu Shu Pork, Crab Rangoon Tartlets, and Tiny Spring Rolls with Sweet & Sour Sauce. As exotic as the dishes may sound, the fresh ingredients are anything but. I was easily able to find garlic and ginger root, napa cabbage and scallions, bamboo shoots and bean sprouts, cream cheese and crabmeat. And had I needed any, hoisin and soy sauce were both available in the Asian section of the international food aisle. So shopping was a breeze.
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