Some decades ago my mom tore a recipe for “Szechuan Peanut Chicken” from the local newspaper. She has made it almost weekly since then, and it has now become a regular fixture on my menu as well.
This was before the advent of the Internet, when recipes were cut from magazines and newspapers and lovingly tucked into index card boxes for future reference. Mom still has the shard of newspaper from which this chicken dish was born, though the version we enjoy today bears only some resemblance to the original. Continue Reading →