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From the monthly archives: September 2011
Beijing, China — Last Saturday, I ‘popped’ into Kupa Studio’s Sky Light Pop Up Café during Beijing Design week. Co-founder, Rania Ho, invited me to cook what I please. I felt inspired! Come share the inspiration this weekend as I share one of my favorite recipes from Guangdong — Sand Ginger Chicken (沙姜焗鸡).
More eats and [...]Continue Reading →
Cris Alvarez, a California-born native of Mexican heritage, recently visited Jordan and I in Beijing. Cris and Jordan attended culinary school together in San Francisco. In his repertoire are a handful of Mexican home style recipes. He shared a few with me while he was in Beijing (See Mexican [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — This past week, my nephew Jordan Wittrock had his friend Cristobal Alvarez visited Beijing. Cris and Jordan attended culinary school together in San Francisco. While Cris was here to explore Beijing culture, history, scale the Great Wall, meander through hutongs, and bike to the markets, he [...]Continue Reading →
On September 14, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Beijing, China — In light of David Sedaris’ recent controversial article Chicken toenails, anyone?, City Weekend Beijing published a cover story highlighting their top 30 restaurants in Beijing with a side, featuring three comments from myself and two other ‘experts’ on Chinese food. I want to add a few [...]Continue Reading →
On September 13, 2011 By Juling He (何菊玲)
Mid-Autumn festival (Zhōngqiū jié, 中秋节) is celebrated annually on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar.
On September 4, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Hong Kong — A teppanyaki dinner is always entertaining, but it takes great quality and skill to do more than impress visually. The dinner at Matsubishi provoked utters of delight, with hardly words to speak. So in that fashion, I am sharing the visuals of my dinner too long to recount in [...]Continue Reading →