Mr. Bing’s Brian Goldberg on Chinese Street Food and NYC’s Best Dumplings

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“Bing in Chinese means anything flat, round, and edible. So a bing can be a pancake, a pizza, a taco,” says Brian Goldberg, the man behind Chinese street-crêpe business Mr. Bing, which made its American debut last winter at the Urbanspace holiday market in Times Square. Goldberg will bring his crêpe-maker and trademark Beijing bites to our upcoming JBF Greens New Zealand Wine Fair, determined to convert local diners to the cult of this addictive, age-old Chinese comfort food. 

 

Goldberg, a born-and-bred New Yorker, first encountered jianbing (or “bings,” colloquially) while studying abroad in Beijing as an undergraduate. The mobile street food, typically sold from carts on the backs of bicycles, is made from a green bean- and white-flour batter mixed with Chinese herbs and spices; coated in egg, scallions... Read more >

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Recipe: Dan Dan Noodles for Chinese New Year

 

Today marks the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar, which is traditionally celebrated with a week's worth of festivities, including elaborate ceremonies, vibrant parades, and a large banquet in honor of one’s ancestors.​ The holiday is always a spirited celebration at the Beard House, and this year’s fusion-inspired feast is no exception: we'll ring in the Year of the Monkey with some of D.C.’s top toques, as Peter Chang, Scott Drewno, and K.N. Vinod prepare a jubilant meal uniting Sichuan, Cali-Asian, and Indian cuisines. Can't make it tonight? Don't fret, we have the perfect recipe in mind for you to whip up your own Chinese New Year feast at home. 

 

One of our all-time... Read more >

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What We're Reading: March 11, 2015

 

Turn your dinner party into a fine dining experience with these plating tips. [Food 52

 

Fuchsia Dunlop shares her favorite Chinese cookbooks, as well as the regional cuisines she thinks we should keep an eye out for. [Serious Eats

 

Lonely bananas remain fresh for longer. [Lifehacker

 

Stop complaining about your grocery bill: we currently spend less than ten percent of our income on food. [NPR

 

The new app Foodie Shares is trying to be the AirBnB of home-cooked... Read more >

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Sustainability Matters: February 13, 2015

 

Philadelphia’s City Hall has successfully gotten over two hundred Chinese restaurants to offer low-sodium options of their most popular entrees. [Philly Mag

 

Could the efforts of the egg industry have something to do with the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s new stance on cholesterol intake? [Food Politics

 

Concrete ideas for feeding the world’s growing population. [The Grist

 

If global food waste was imagined as a country, it would be... Read more >

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What We're Reading: February 11, 2015

 

Talk about a sugar high: a Belgian chocolatier has developed snortable cocoa powder. [Eater

 

Federal daycare meals are about to get their first revamp since the 1960s, but do the new regulations go far enough? [Civil Eats

 

The American love affair with cheese goes all the way back to the Colonial era. [Serious Eats

 

The benefits of freezing your tofu, and other... Read more >

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Daily Digest: February 12, 2014

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A new restaurant in Shanghai caters to American expatriates by offering American-style Chinese food. [NPR]

 

Russ Parsons tastes and ranks packaged sardines. [LAT]

 

While Barilla considers 3D-printing elaborate pasta shapes, let's travel back to the Architects' Macaroni Exhibition, where Japanese architects showcased their ideas for futuristic noodles. [Smithsonian]

 

Whether you're a pastry pro or a baking newbie, there's a Valentine's Day cake recipe for you. [... Read more >

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