Thank goodness, after half a year the translation, the pork chapter is finally done! As much as I love pork, I have to say I was getting really tired of translating all these recipes on it all the time. Needless to say, I am very much looking forwards to working on the “Assorted animals” section, or anything that’s not pig related for that matter.
If anything, the plethora of pork recipes in the Suiyuan Shidan shows that despite all the exotic animals that Chinese like to boast of eating and foreigners love to gawk at, the preferred meat in Chinese culture is pork. Pork, pork, pork.
And maybe chicken. Actually, that’s going to be one hell of a chapter to translate too.