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On March 21, 2010 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Chengdu, Sichuan, CHINA — Today is one of those days I live for. I arrived at the house of the Luo family, greeted downstairs by their good little boy Luo Xiao. Luo Xiao, age 10, escorted Adeline and [...]Continue Reading →
Waking up at Chengdu Mix Hostel
Chengdu, Sichuan, CHINA — I woke up at 5:30am to the sound of other backpackers scurrying about, feet slamming down loose floor boards, voices audible against nothing else in the still morning. Thinking my complimentary breakfast starts at 6:30am [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve arrived in Chengdu after a 25-hour train ride, winding through fields crossing village and city borders blanketed with yellow flowers trumping the sunshine’s flare. Adeline and I have managed to bunk with four dudes taking full advantage of common space; Yanjing beer cans, peanut shells, [...]Continue Reading →
On March 17, 2010 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
Two days until I leave the house for a month, so I’m not buying any groceries. I’m using what’s left.
I often buy a pumpkin, peel it, and cube it for the freezer. I always keep pasta and là ròu (腊肉, [...]Continue Reading →
Xiao Zhou, originally from Hunan, is a book artist (书籍艺术) and avid food blogger in Beijing. She creates, cooks, writes, and photographs. I asked Xiao Zhou to share with ShowShanti her favorite dish from home.
In Hunan province, Smoked Fish is a famous dish; [...]Continue Reading →
On March 15, 2010 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
I’m having a sore-throat-congested-nose kind of day. I decided I’d doctor up a chicken soup to help cut this cold in half.
Ingredients 100 grams pumpkin, peeled and cubed (Vitamins A & C) 8 red grape tomatoes, halved [...]Continue Reading →
On March 12, 2010 By Shanti Christensen (湘緹)
I’ve enjoyed hobnobbing digitally with food enthusiasts online via blogs and Twitter. Recently, I’ve published Chinese versions of my blogs onto Sina, with hopes to connect with more food fans and project participants. The experience has [...]Continue Reading →
Alex Grieves of WildChina met with me last week, to learn more about the ShowShanti project; how it started and where it is going. WildChina facilitates unique ways to travel and see China. Given WildChina’s mission, it was an honor for me to [...]Continue Reading →
Fóshān (佛山), Guangdong, CHINA — Every great meal begins with the fun adventure of grocery shopping. This may be tedious for some, but for me it’s another chance to connect with the locals and get seduced into buying other things not on the evening’s menu. Flash [...]Continue Reading →