For as long as I can remember drinking espresso, I have known the brand Illy. It always seemed the chic coffee, with its splashy, sassy red logo marked on ceramic demitasses and coffee cups. It’s become one of the brands I’ve grown up with from the States to [...]

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What a day! Despite my hacking cough which cleared a little by 10am, a little Pei Pa Koa changed my day as best as it could and I was on my way to Capital M to catch Fuchsia Dunlop tell a few tales [...]

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One can only imagine the balance of obsession and reserve I had to practice while writing this feature. I can’t recommend this feat to anyone or any blogger. But the treats are out there and someone had to unearth them for you – take me, your sacrificial lamb with unfettered curiosity. Even [...]

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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 [...]

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I decided to start sharing my Instagram posts on my blog. I’ve been busy with a handful of ongoing projects and just so it’s clear I am not twiddling my thumbs and going hungry (as might be assumed by the lack of posts between Chinese food explorations), I’m feeding my blog with the events and [...]

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Beijing, China – A couple months back, I posted several several images during my hunt for Beijing’s street food. The feature Snacks appeal ran in Time Out Beijing‘s August 2012 issue. Just snacking the surface of a few neighborhoods in Beijing, I’ve listed a [...]

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Beijing, China – China’s capital has seen several attempts at Mexican food rise and fail. Growing up in California, Mexican food rolled in trucks, posted up in weekend markets, defined neighborhoods, was served on white table cloths or in fast food chains. As a kid in Stockton, Cancun restaurant was my family’s go-to spot [...]

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This fall brings more than leaves of change. I don’t know how many people are feeling that 2012 was a huge year of change, but I have a hunch there are many who share this sentiment. So many of my loved ones are shifting in great ways. My brother, for one, had a baby in [...]

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