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From the monthly archives: December 2011
Today, my grandmother, my last grandparent, passed away.
I have my gratitude and memories to carry with me. As I spend time with family, the more I covet the stories told and wish to know the stories no one remembers. While we step forward into our next days… into 2012… let’s think about the stories [...]Continue Reading →
Taipei is a bit rainy, so a small trip out to Tainan where the weather is sunny, though cool, was in order. Tainan is a city known as “the City of Snacks” (小吃城). In addition to the wide variety of food available at night markets, the city also has an abundance [...]Continue Reading →
Hong Kong – Hong Kong airport is not a bad place to be stranded. Fortunately, I’m not stranded and just here for a seven-hour lay over. In the meantime, I’ll nosh on my favorite Cantonese foods, window shop, eat a little more, and muse over free Internet (sans the ‘Great Firewall’).
By ‘Sky’, guestblogger | Edited by Juling He
I was born September 9th, 1999 in Shandong Province. I believe life is full of joy and happiness. I love baking and cooking, which is very possibly attributed to my mother’s antenatal education. When she carried me, she watched mostly TV food programs, thus influencing me. I have a [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — I just posted a blog about Lapsang Souchong and mandarin peel infused Laphroaig scotch whisky entwined with memories each element brings to mind. While beautiful little things inspired my day and danced like sugar plums in my head, news [...]Continue Reading →
On December 19, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
A sip of this infusion might inspire nostalgia. It depends on how far you’ll let your senses reach.
Are you partial to stories that unearth emotions from a ‘simpler time’? Do you weep over a minor key or measure of notes? Have there been passages from books that arrest you with appreciation, [...]Continue Reading →
A go-to soup for warmth — When I was little, each time I caught a cold I’d ask my mom to pick up some wonton (dumpling) soup from Dave Wong’s Deli, in Stockton. Today, I know it as húntun 馄饨 soup. Still just as comforting especially in the Beijing winter.Continue Reading →
Bitter winter has embraced Beijing. Heating in old apartments can not give enough warmth. At times, I feel a nip in the air, piercing through my body. One of my dearest friends who grew up eating organic lamb and beef in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, suggested I add beef or lamb [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — While traveling through Yunnan, I stayed at a hostel in Kunming in a co-ed dormitory. One backpacker, now friend, took notice of me editing food and family photos I’d taken. Allex Fereira (www.allexferreira.com.br) is a portrait photograph and [...]Continue Reading →
My nephew and aspiring chef, Jordan, taught me how to break down a chicken properly. In the past, I’d hack up a chicken and throw the whole thing in my pressure cooker, add some celery, carrot, and onion then let it boil for an hour. I decided it was about time [...]Continue Reading →