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Spice Hunting: Chinese Fermented Black Soy Beans

I'll be upfront about Chinese black beans. They look like something that should be thrown away. They smell like they've gone off, and they may alarm even a fermented food enthusiast. By no accounts do they seem like something I want to put in my body. But these unattractive legumes, which taste like the solidified composite of soy and fish sauces, are little nuggets of umami joy. More

Dinner Tonight: Chinese Steamed Trout With Fermented Black Beans

If you haven't been able to tell, I'm on a little bit of a Chinese cuisine kick. I'm still a total novice and just following whatever trail I can find. Somehow I ended up at All Fish Seafood Recipes, a dubious looking site. But it happened to have a steamed fish recipe that combined fermented black beans, ginger, garlic, and Shaoxing wine. And you know what? It actually worked. More

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