• Ken Hom Wants You to Know That He’s a Teacher, Not a Celebrity Chef

    Despite being one of the most recognisable faces in British food, the Chinese chef isn’t doing it for the fame. “I’m most proud of being a teacher,” he says. “I hate this kind of thing: celebrity chefs. It gives false hope for young chefs—all they want...

  • New Chinese Mothers Feast on Pickled Pigs' Feet

    In the traditional practice of Chinese confinement, new mothers rest at home for a month, avoiding vegetables and eating a long-simmered stew of trotters and black vinegar, because nothing fights postpartum woes like pickled feet.