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On May 29, 2013 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
By way of a friend who knows about my love of homestyle recipes, I’ve discovered this great project What Grandmothers Cook Around the World. So colorful, rich in culture, and heartwarming! I’m particularly tickled by the Filipina grandmother who prepares “Shark in Coconut Soup, whom I aspire to be as badass some [...]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 [...]
The annual Capital M Literary Festival begins March 2, celebrating the best in fiction, literary non-fiction, journalism, arts, poetry and more with a glorious mix of writers from around the world and at home in [...]Continue Reading →
Sitting at home tonight in my apartment in Sanlitun neighborhood of Beijing, I sit with a glass of Laphroaig, listening to The XX‘s album CoExist, while fireworks crack and pow through the night and bounce off buildings that weren’t yet constructed a year ago. Tonight is Yuanxiao Festival [...]Continue Reading →
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 →
At some point during the last five years, I got it into my head that chili peppers originated from South America and wound up in China by way of the Silk Road. I’ve even kept a long-standing debate with my husband over this matter; he was skeptical of my theory. Last night, [...]Continue Reading →
About the author: Wén Xiāng Mógu (闻香蘑菇) is a girl who lives in the lower reaches of Changjiang river in China. She loves writing, photography, eating, and embraces a joyful sense of life! Read her blog at blog.sina.com.cn/u/2012228677 or follow her on Weibo weibo.com/2012228677.
Not long ago, when I went to a supermarket, I [...]Continue Reading →
It’s officially autumn, but here in Beijing the nights have been falling to 0°C — it’s freezing already. Change of climate means pack on the Vitamin C. I bought a beautiful pomelo to do just that. In Chinese, the fruit is known as yòuzi (柚子) which is synonymous to the word ‘blessing’ thus used [...]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.