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Ingredient Sat Sep 27 2008

Chinese Long Beans

Chinese Long Beans Chinese Long Beans (which also go by "yardlong beans", as well as many other names) are a little frightening at first glance. They resemble conventional western string beans in their color and width but seem drastically out of scale in length. They can be found at the farmer's markets or Asian grocery stores, where they are often displayed folded over or looped around themselves.

Chinese Long Bean Stir Fry Unfortunately, most recipes call for chopping the beans into 2 or 3-inch sections, eliminating the effect of shock these beans elicit in the market. Their tougher texture, however, makes them the perfect candidate for stir-fries (such as this one) because they can stand up to higher heat. When paired with shallots, peanuts and soy sauce, as well as the heat of a chile, these long beans really shine.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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