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From the monthly archives: August 2011
On August 29, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
My favorite Chinese cuisine is Sichuan, but when it comes to comfort food and nostalgia, I love Cantonese Hong Kong style. First meal off the airport express train brings me to the IFC mall, level P3 at Tasty Congee and Wantun Noodle Shop (正斗粥麵專家). This is usually my last meal before I [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve never had the urge to visit Canada, nor did I really know what Canada has to offer apart from the scrumptious maple syrup in which I drown my pancakes. It wasn’t until I decided to invite myself over to my girlfriend’s hometown on the way back from a wedding in [...]Continue Reading →
On August 25, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Chengdu, Sichuan, China — ShowShanti owes a lot of its success and existence to the families found using social media. One such family of brother Jiǎng Yì (蒋毅) and sister Jiǎng Lì (蒋利) was found online. We broadcasted our desire to meet families in Sichuan region to learn [...]Continue Reading →
About the author: Hóng Yí Shí Fang (红姨食坊) is from the city Baoding (Hebei province). She loves food and life. She is well versed in Chinese traditional medicine and focuses especially on the relationship between food and health. Read her blog at blog.sina.com.cn/shuhong20090508 or follow her at weibo.com/hongyishifang.
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My friend, Kristina Leipold, caught the mood to cook. On this particular day, she sent me her musings via email and without a note about the other matters happening in life, I felt like I could read her. Through this recipe we connect and realize there are somethings that make everything turn out okay.
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Yesterday marked the 29th birthday of a dear friend. She is surrounded by friends and family whom we might label foodies. Her brother coordinated a birthday dinner at a place I’ve been meaning to try, Private Kitchen, Afro Caribbean cuisine owned by chef Rose Zamoa. I’ve heard of private kitchens in Hong [...]Continue Reading →
About the author: Juling He, writer and translator, is married to Zuofei Yuan, a happy young man who sings songs while washing clothes and listens to music while cooking at home after returning from his research at the Chinese Academy of Science. With the spare time he had on holiday, he cooked a lot and found [...]Continue Reading →
Mǐjiǔ (米酒), also called tián jiǔ (甜酒), láozāo (醪糟), jiǔniàng (酒酿), is cooked rice fermented by jiǔqǔ (酒曲, rice leaven). For me, eating a bowl of mǐjiǔ made by my mother is one of my cool and pleasant memories within scorching summers in my hometown. Its natural fragrance, sweetness, and coolness are unforgettable. Living in Beijing, I have [...]Continue Reading →
As I posted on G+ that I’ve sat down to write with Lapsang Souchong and moon cakes by my side… this was just brought to my attention by one of our guest bloggers, Cristina. Thanks Cristina! Looking forward to the festivities and a season enjoying moon cakes!
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Summer cocktails Tuesday, August 23 — 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Please join the 85 Broads Beijing Chapter for cocktails — Buy one get one free. We welcome you to share this invitation with friends.
Mesh — At The Opposite House
11号 Sanlitun Road, Chaoyang, Beijing, China, 100027
010-64176688 | Directions
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I love making sangria. I learned how to make a potent sangria from an Italian friend in San Francisco. The ingredients included a lot of red wine, a bottle of brandy, sugar, bananas, apples, and whatever else I felt like throwing in from the liquor cabinet. The day before a party, [...]Continue Reading →