About Cynthia Chen McTernan

Cynthia Chen Mcternan

Cynthia Chen McTernan is a lawyer and the self-taught home cook and photographer behind Two Red Bowls, winner of the 2015 Saveur Blog Award for Most Delicious Food. She has been featured in Food & Wine, Saveur, Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, and Huffington Post, and has collaborated with West Elm, Crate & Barrel, King Arthur Flour, Food52, Urban Outfitters, and more. Cynthia graduated from Harvard Law School in 2013 and spent three years at a law firm in Manhattan before moving to Los Angeles, California, where she continues to practice law—when not cooking—and where she lives with her husband, the patient taste-tester and the original owner of the two red bowls, and their baby, Luke. @tworedbowls

A bowl of rice topped with red cooked pork and a pair of chopsticks resting on the bowl. A plate of red cooked pork on the side

Red Cooked Pork

A Chinese classic that you can make at home with fewer ingredients and less fuss than you’d ever imagine.

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