Be in Issue Three: Submit Your Pitch Now!

Would you like to feature in the third issue of The Cleaver Quarterly? You’re in luck. We’re accepting pitches until September 15th and we would love to hear from you. Email us at hello@thecleaverquarterly.com with yours.

Issue Two Now Shipping

The magazine came back from the printers and it’s now making it’s way to those who pre-ordered. Buy yours now and it will soon be winging it’s way to you. 

Issue Two & GLB Collaboration Beer Release Party

Good people of Beijing, come join us at Great Leap Brewing for the launch of the our second issue and our collaboration fall beer, a delicious fennel and Sichuan molasses porter. RMB 75 gets you one of each. There’ll be some other good stuff too

Issue Two – Available To Order Online Now

That’s the cover of Issue Two and you can soon see what’s inside. We’re currently taking orders on our Big Cartel shop and they will start being shipped from next week. 

We’re Now Shipping To China!

OK, OK, we were already shipping to China but now we’ve got the correct rate for postage within the Middle Kingdom up on our Big Cartel store. For those of you who are outside of the PeepRep (as no one calls it) we’re still using the single international shipping rate that China Post handily use for “everywhere else.” 

We’re constantly looking out for faster, cheaper shipping options to make sure we can get you the best value. 

At the market stocking up on supplies for an Issue 2 photo shoot. All will be revealed. #print #magazine #food #media #photography #photo #veg #vegetable

At the market stocking up on supplies for an Issue 2 photo shoot. All will be revealed. #print #magazine #food #media #photography #photo #veg #vegetable

These #chilli peppers will be among the stars of Issue 2 of The Cleaver Quarterly. Great shoot with @abcsofbeijing #print #magazine #printmag #indie #food #chinesefood #photography

These #chilli peppers will be among the stars of Issue 2 of The Cleaver Quarterly. Great shoot with @abcsofbeijing #print #magazine #printmag #indie #food #chinesefood #photography

#Summer is officially here in #Beijing. We’re starting to feel like these guys. Shot at #Ningxia night market in #Taipei for our Issue 1 #photo essay. #streetfood #Taiwan #chinesefood #magazine #food (at The Cleaver Quarterly, Issue1)

#Summer is officially here in #Beijing. We’re starting to feel like these guys. Shot at #Ningxia night market in #Taipei for our Issue 1 #photo essay. #streetfood #Taiwan #chinesefood #magazine #food (at The Cleaver Quarterly, Issue1)

Mitch Masilun (@1world1eye) shot some amazing #blackandwhite #photos of chefs with their cleavers for Issue 1 of #thecleaverquarterly - the results show why we’re making a #printmagazine (at thecleaverquarterly.com)

Mitch Masilun (@1world1eye) shot some amazing #blackandwhite #photos of chefs with their cleavers for Issue 1 of #thecleaverquarterly - the results show why we’re making a #printmagazine (at thecleaverquarterly.com)

Just got these hand-knit beauties back from the wool market #kickstarter #thecleaverquarterly #wool #hats

Just got these hand-knit beauties back from the wool market #kickstarter #thecleaverquarterly #wool #hats

We’re no brewers ourselves, but we do encourage the craft, so you’ll see us with a tent today and tomorrow at the third annual Beijing Craft Beer Festival. Excited to see what China’s best craft brewers will be serving up. If you happen to be in #Beijing come along and say hi! #beer #craftbeer #china  (at Beijing Galaxy SOHO)

We’re no brewers ourselves, but we do encourage the craft, so you’ll see us with a tent today and tomorrow at the third annual Beijing Craft Beer Festival. Excited to see what China’s best craft brewers will be serving up. If you happen to be in #Beijing come along and say hi! #beer #craftbeer #china (at Beijing Galaxy SOHO)

Zongzi: Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations

In Issue 1 of The Cleaver Quarterly, we featured a piece about the playful battle that Chinese netizens are waging over zongzi, the food that is part of the founding legend of Dragon Boat Festival. That war of words focuses on whether the rice dumplings should be sweet or savory.

If they ever manage to resolve that quarrel, the sheer number of regional variations might start them squabbling all over again. Sharp words could be exchanged regarding what constitutes the “proper” shape of a zongzi (e.g. equilateral pyramids, cones, elongated logs, squat torqued squares).

They could just as easily come to fisticuffs over what type of leaves to wrap them in (e.g. bamboo, reed, lotus, oak, banana, coconut, pandan, corn husks). 

Take a look at a lot more versions here.

(Yes, #6 looks like a tamale. You’re absolutely right — this requires further investigation. We’re on it.)

Photo: chungzuo.ccoo.cn, zwbk.orgtieba.baidu.comgd.qq.com

Write Here, Write Now - Get Published In Issue Two

Hey there, this is to let you all know – writers, photographers, illustrators – that we’re on the lookout for pitches for Issue Two of The Cleaver Quarterly. If you want more details on pitches and how to pitch, check out TheCleaverQuarterly.com. Otherwise, send everything to thecleaverquarterly@gmail.com. We’d love to read your pitches by June 4th if you want to feature in out second issue. Spread the word. Thanks

Let’s Hear It For Kickstarter!

Thanks to everyone who backed us on Kickstarter (and in cash), you are now immortalized as you should be on TheCleaverQuarterly.com under the “Hall of Fame” link. You shall never be forgotten. Thanks again from the bottom of our hearts. 

The Cleaver Quarterly Issue One Is Out - Get Yours Now!

So The Cleaver Quarterly is now a thing, which is nice. You can get your copy of Issue One by clicking the “Buy It Now!” link on TheCleaverQuarterly.com or by heading straight to our Big Cartel store at http://thecleaverquarterly.bigcartel.com/. That is all. 

A print magazine about Chinese food in all its forms

Issue Two out now!

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