Hardworking gregarious Tony Lu (Lu Wei) our tour guide in China is a native of Xi’an, Shaanxi province. Xi’an -- west and south of Beijing -- was the center of ancient China. Tony made friends everywhere and they became his “cousins” meaning someone who he could go to for help and advice. After he gave Chris his family’s recipe for chili Oil, we decided to call it, “Cousin Tony’s Hot Chili Oil”. Click here to see the recipe.