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Clarissa Wei
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I'm a writer with a knack for Asian cuisine and I lead monthly Chinese food tours. Los Angeles native.
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    Without a doubt, the Chinese are the champions of dumplings. We've rounded up ten different types of Chinese dumplings in Los Angeles.
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    Six different types of regional hot pots in Los Angeles.
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    Here are three amazing places in the greater Los Angeles area to get your fill of Chinese meat pies.
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    Yunnan is one of the most gorgeous provinces of China, highly praised by poets and landscape artists for its sweeping topography and deep blue lakes.
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    A free music and arts education program for local children off West Adams Boulevard.
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    Yunnan is one of the most gorgeous provinces of China, highly praised by poets and landscape artists for its sweeping topography and lakes. It's a place of cobblestone streets, courtyards, curved Chinese roofs, and more importantly -- pungently spicy cuisine.
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    Why Southern California needs to plan for the drought, even after the big storms.
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    It is said that Shanxi is the home of the Chinese noodle, and it's the province Marco Polo visited before he, allegedly, took recipes back to Italy.
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    Mapo tofu is a classic Sichuan dish. It's soft tofu cubes, swimming in a wonderful sauce of garlic-infused chili and ground pork. The secret ingredient is the Sichuan peppercorn -- a spice that will numb your tongue and produce a citrusy after-taste.
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    Artbound explores the arts and culture of Southern California through articles, essays, and thinkpieces by more than 80 contributors in 11 counties.
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    These sweet rice balls are the hallmark dessert of Chinese New Year. They're the sugary equivalent of a dumpling, often infused with black sesame, red bean, or grounded peanuts.
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    There's so much more to Chinese food than just noodles, dumplings, and rice.
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    Find out what episodes of "Visiting With Huell Howser" are airing on KCET this week.
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    The four major Chinese cuisines, and where to sample them in Los Angeles.
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    A feature on Cal-Earth's super sustainable architecture.
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    For those with a sweet tooth, here are five appropriate desserts for your Chinese New Year feasts.
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    Posted Juice
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    These days, there's juice, and then there's juice. That stuff you get in the carton at the grocery store? It's so 2010.
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    Posted Burma
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    Burma, a country located in Southeast Asia, has a distinctive cuisine that has been decidedly influenced by local minorities and its neighbors Thailand, India, and China.
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    Burma, located in Southeast Asia, has a distinctive cuisine that has been influenced by local minorities, and neighbors Thailand, India, and China.
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    With its bewitching shape and stunning chartreuse color, romanesco looks more like an objet d'art than a humble vegetable.
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  • Entry
    This is a great make-ahead lunch or spring picnic dish.
  • Entry
    In this final episode, obesity is studied: how has it come to pass that more people are overfed than undernourished?
  • Entry
    Without a doubt, the Chinese are the champions of dumplings. We've rounded up ten different types of Chinese dumplings in Los Angeles.
  • Entry
    Posted Hot Pot
    in Tune Ins
    Six different types of regional hot pots in Los Angeles.
  • Entry
    Hot pot is akin to fondue: ingredients are placed in a boiling pot served tableside. Here's a guide to the different types of regional hot pot in Los Angeles.
  • Entry
    Here are three amazing places in the greater Los Angeles area to get your fill of Chinese meat pies.
  • Entry
    It's one of the most influential styles of Chinese cooking and widely beloved among Angelenos. All of the Shandong-inspired restaurants in the Los Angeles serve noodles, scallion pancakes, and dumplings.
  • Entry
    Posted Pollock
    in Tune Ins
    Pollock's restored painting is currently on-view at The Getty Center, from March 11 - June 1, 2014.
  • Entry
    How to plant an awesome vegetable garden but still be mindful of the drought.
  • Entry
    Find out what episodes of "Visiting With Huell Howser" are airing on KCET this week.