Mountain Stew


Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a main dish .
    • Difficulty


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

I went to Taiwan a great mountain-climbing enthusiast and spent much of my first winter there hauling myself over rain-forest-covered terrain, communing with the spirit of one of my favorite Tang poets, a Buddhist monk named Cold Mountain. Aboriginal villages with tattoo-faced old women dotted the areas where I climbed, and there was always some friendly kitchen—usually that of the village headman—open to me and my companions. It was on one such trip that I encountered this simple stew of f