The Senior Cooking Project : Vegetarian Stew
My mom taught me how to make this dish in The Senior Cooking Project , which is just a fancy name I thought up just now. What we do is decide on a menu that she wants to make. I go over to her house and film her cooking demonstration with my dad as “the kitchen helper” XD. I go back home, edit my footages into a home-movie cooking show for her to share with family. Then, I try to recreate her dish.
It was quite a success. When I got there, she has everything laid out and also given much thought on how to execute her cooking demonstration in a step-by-step way :
If you are not familiar with Asian cooking, some of the ingredients may look strange and inedible. They just need to be rehydrated before cooking. I especially like the black fungus’ rehydrating performance. Very oddly satisfying !
I kept thinking about The Walking Dead while making this. When they go on food runs, they always bring back canned food ( beans ) . Why didn’t anybody raid an Asian grocery store? These are much more light-weighted and higher in dietary fiber, don’t you think ?