Saturday, September 8, 2007

A Trip To Minnesota

Sheng and I are preparing for a trip to the Twin Cities, where we will cook in a test kitchen and the color photographs will be taken for our book. Neither of us know anyone in Minneapolis or St. Paul well. We are hoping to make connections with people there who want to talk about Hmong food. We especially enjoy cooking together with good cooks. That way, we pick up lots of recipe details and insights.
Last spring, Sami went to Denver and many wonderful people shared with her their cooking know-how. One lesson came from Chee Vang (Mrs. Xiong). She and Sami cooked stuffed chicken wings together. It takes a lot of skill! Here is a picture that Sami took of Chee making her very wonderful stuffed chicken wings.