From the monthly archives: July 2011

Michael Crain moved to Beijing five years ago with the U.S. Embassy. After completing his tenure at the Embassy, Michael opened his own consulting firm eventually merging his business with the U.S.-based law firm Bingham McCutchen. While not seeking out new restaurants to keep his waistline large, he enjoys finding new apps on his iPad, [...]

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Singapore — I wake up happy. The air, noticeably humid, might make the day go south for some, but I like humidity. I tend to think it does good things for my skin. I start with an hour of Nike Training [...]

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从古至今,食为生存之本。以前旧时代的生活给予人们带来太多的深刻回忆。即使我这个80零后,从小时听着爷爷奶奶回忆起那段民革时期吃不饱穿不暖的生活,现在都有点心悸。每顿都吃饱那种感觉对我们这代来说,真的没什么概念。即使家境不算太富裕,家里人还是很精致安排我们的用餐。所以,发展到现在21世纪来说,已经有太多人不再注重一日三餐是否只有温饱问题了。随着经济不断好转,越来越多的人,不管从老到少,都开始注重饮食的健康。哪种食物可以增强体质,哪种会对身体构造有帮助,哪一种又会成为身体的美丽塑造。

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In Search of Macaroons

On 14 July, 2011 By

Macaroons were a luxury for me when I was a student in Paris, and so when I returned to work there some five years ago, I was finally able to sample a taste of the great French baked sweet. Macaroons, or

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My husband spent the night researching at the lab. As a budget-conscious young couple, trying something delicious is always a good way to reward hard work and replenish energy. Usually, I like to cook for him, but recently I noticed near our apartment there is a Hubei-cuisine restaurant, called Jiǔ Tóu Niǎo (九头鸟, nine-headed bird) restaurant, northeast [...]

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CNN iReporters ranked Chinese century eggs (pídàn, 皮蛋) as number one revolting food in the world, surprising many Chinese. Recently, Chinese netizens actively joined two polls on Sina’s Weibo. The results are as follows:

Most [...]

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To say France is a land of gourmet and great cuisine is an understatement. There are no words to describe the variety and exquisiteness of French food, paralleled only, in my opinion, by Chinese and Italian with a wide range of regional dishes and creativity in cooking [...]

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From ifeng.com.

Hogwash oil refers to oil extracted from oily floats in the drain or leftover food from hotels or restaurants. The oil is extracted from rotten pork and peroxided oil (repeatedly used oil). It has been reported that hogwash oil has become a recycling industry chain in [...]

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