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Salt brings out the flavours in our creations, but now there is a line of flavoured salts available at THE drive-thru, a shop specializing in imported beers (they deliver!), herbs and spices, and customized fixed gear bikes – special stuff! Here’s a list of the salts available in different flavours. Have you [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing is notorious for its traffic and air quality (a poised expression of pollution). Aside from these faults, there are many positives which pass unoticed, daily. I launched a blog called ‘#peopleofbeijing’, featuring Instagram photos tagged #peopleofbeijing. This tag was inspired by the tag #peopleofnewyork. You can contribute to the [...]Continue Reading →
Until very recently, I vexed over the belief that I should be excellent at one thing. It seemed everywhere I turned, there was someone passionate and perfect at one interest. I couldn’t figure myself out. One might say I have a general interest in many things, but I couldn’t bear the thought of being generally [...]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 →
While I’ve explored and eaten my way through my past five years in China, I’ve developed more than my palate. Tonight at The Bookworm, as I sat over a plate of ribs and a couple glasses of wine, I chanced upon a realization worth sharing. My journey these past few years has [...]Continue Reading →
Great start of the day…
Crisp blue Beijing day, a dash of catharsis, a mixup over a Misto, a trip to Sanyuanli market, Miles Davis blaring through the house, sun pouring through the windows, tidying up the workbench for some cooking in solitude… smiling in anticipation [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — I hadn’t seen my friend Cristina in a while. 2011 was a magically prolific one for her as she zipped about Asia, touching down in Beijing for 24 hours at a time. Somehow, Cristina found time during her jetset lifestyle to start her beautiful food blog FlavorfulFilipina. Even while [...]Continue Reading →
I just read this article and had to reflect: Is “Foodie” a Put-Down?
I love food. I may be coerced into trying some challenging bites while keeping an open mind and what I find delicious may be repulsive to most. I’d like to think I have a natural relationship with food in [...]Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →