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While meeting families in China who teach me their favorite family recipes, I have had some families ask me about food from the United States and other countries. I’ve had families teach me more than three recipes because they wish for other countries to know ‘real Chinese food’. One girl in Chengdu wants to know [...]Continue Reading →
Taipei, Taiwan — I’ve left the cold of Beijing. I didn’t stick around to prove the snowy weather forecast right or wrong. I’m in one of my favorite Asian cities to visit my husband’s family— Taipei. I walked out of the plane and smelled humidity. While waiting for the express bus I [...]Continue Reading →
Matryoshkas made to measure — My friend Soy (foodlette.tumblr.com), is visiting me in Beijing and along with her came some wonderful gifts; one of which I had to share on ShowShanti. You’ve seen the Babushkas or Matryoshkas in full color, depicting Russian folk or political leaders. The [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — I’ve just returned home after a long day at my idea of a dream job.
I started my morning with 160 crunches and some leg/arm exercises. I jumped into the shower, threw on my clothes and made my way to Sanyuanli market for ingredients Shauna and I [...]Continue Reading →
Beijing, China — Things are brewing in Beijing for ShowShanti and Paper, or we can say Shanti and Shauna (Cho). Sparks are flying as we mount one idea over another. Together we have common interest in organic ingredients, Chinese cuisine, healthy recipes, and the desire [...]Continue Reading →
If Shanti Christensen were a dish, she would be a rich Mulligatawny– literally “Pepper Water” — a substantial and [...]Continue Reading →
A show-stopping intermingling between fashion and food. I’d wear it all and eat it all. This summer’s issue of Art of Dining in Central landed in my lap and featured on the cover was a luscious purse of raspberry appliqué.
Whet your appetite with more creations from Fulvio Bonavia’s photographic series, “A Matter [...]Continue Reading →
Hike the Great Wall 长城 from Jinshanling to Simatai.
Four hours of breathtaking views along unrestored-to-restored wall. Wear sunscreen, pack water, and during winter wear layers. Extra time? Camp on the Great Wall.
Wander the corridors of the Forbidden Palace 故宫.
I recommend [...]