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The Migrant Children’s Foundation (MCF) is running its first Camera Drive across Beijing between Saturday 18th – Friday 31st May to collect cameras for MCF’s new photography program! If you’ve got a working digital camera or camera accessories (memory cards, batteries and USB cables) that you’d like [...]Continue Reading →
I’m back. Back in San Francisco, in my element, to live. And living here is sweet! Not surfer-sweet, but sweet as in the air beneath brilliant blue skies is sweet, with the scent of the ocean. I walk into a cafe, a bar, or just down the street, and strangers say hello then strike up [...]Continue Reading →
Nick Malgieri — BAKING BREAD — American renown master pastry chef talks about a life in pastry and serves bread.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM? The challenge of identity in the 21st century — Tanveer Ahmed, psychiatrist and author of the memoir fusing his Bangladesh and Australian stories on identity in [...]
Just opened in Beijing’s bustling Sanlitun shopping sanctuary, The Village, Godiva’s flagship venue. With a shop selling truffles and gifts, the upstairs is a cafe of rich seratonin-stimulating treats. I attended the VIP soft launch tasting party and indulged in the following delights.
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On a hot summer’s day, all anyone can think about is cooling off, and what better way to do so than to make your own serving of cold brewed tea! We’re excited to share a new and simple way to create this refreshing summer beverage that will surely inspire a new appreciation for your favorite [...]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 →
On July 25, 2011 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Written by “Oo妖妖o”, translated by Juling He and Shanti Christensen
About the author: Born during the 1980s in Guangdong, “Oo妖妖o” is a young woman who has always loved food, travel, and cooking at home. Sometimes she dedicates herself to writing. We met “Oo妖妖o” on Weibo and were intrigued by her passion for food and how much [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — Duānwǔ jié (端午节) or Duānyáng jié (端阳节) is celebrated on the 5th day of the 5th month of the lunar calendar. This is one of the most important Chinese traditional festivals of over 2,000 years. Many traditional customs for this holiday have disappeared, but two customs that have survived the test [...]Continue Reading →
This favorite has traveled many years, far distances, and arrived at our palettes in many variations. Gōngbào Jīdīng (宫保鸡丁, Kung Pao Chicken or Spicy Diced Chicken) is named after a Gōngbào (palatial guardian) [...]Continue Reading →
On May 24, 2010 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Aprons I’ve designed as appreciation gifts for family participants in the ShowShanti project will soon be available for purchase.
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