Posts by: Shanti Christensen (湘緹)

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 [...]

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Some sights from my explorations of the day. These were taken using my iPhone. I’ll post better quality shots in the few weeks.

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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 [...]

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By Elaine Liu (eliu.tumblr.com) — “When I was small and my mom would ask me what I wanted to eat, I would say, “我想吃好吃的東西” which translates to, “I want to eat something delicious.” This is still my wish. I’m always on the lookout for something good to eat!”

When [...]

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ChengduSichuan, China — Xiào Ayi is a mother whose skin glows with rosy cheeks. Her husband and boys are round, suggesting a healthy appetite and sound diet. My first impressions of the Luō (罗) family were [...]

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I learned this easy recipe from Zhang Shifu in SuijiangYunnan, but the dish originates from Sichuan (Szechuan).

This favorite has traveled many years, far distances, and arrived at our palettes in many variations. Gōngbào Jīdīng (宫保鸡丁, [...]

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Aprons I’ve designed as appreciation gifts for family participants in the ShowShanti project will soon be available for purchase.

Check back periodically, to see who else is a fan of home-cooking and the ShowShanti project.

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