Don the Apron in Readers’ Kitchens – Black bean and pork stir fry

I love it when readers write in and tell me about their cooking adventures with Don the Apron recipes!


Andrew (who has also been featured on the blog) decided to make the Chinese Black Bean Pork Stir Fry, and loved it. 

Holy cow, where’s your blog been all my life????

Two quick notes on the recipe (from Andrew’s questions) — you can sub rice wine for rice vinegar, just make sure to use the clear, light colored version. In addition, the black bean sauce is a fermented, pungent paste — not just a few spoonfuls of cooked canned black beans. You won’t get the same flavor (at all!) if you use normal beans.

Thanks for sending in your pictures and compliments, Andrew! Happy cooking, everyone 🙂

Triangle Restaurant Week: ONE Restaurant in Chapel Hill

I normally don’t write posts immediately after enjoying a meal (which results in a lot of lost blogging opportunities, whoops), but due to the time-sensitive nature of this one I figured I’d pop it up. It’s currently Triangle Restaurant Week here in North Carolina, and I had a great experience last night at ONE Restaurant in Chapel Hill that I wanted to share with y’all. Enjoy this special before TRW ends (June 5-10).

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