Ko Lipe, Thailand — Located on Walking Street, over the hill and in the centre of the island is an unassuming spot where both locals and tourists come for the fried chicken (25THB / wing and mini drumstick). I’ve made it [...]

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Ko Lipe, Thailand — After nearly 72 hours without Internet connection, I sit in a restaurant on well-developed Ko Lipe, catching up a little online.

After Taipei, we boarded a plane to Bangkok, arrived near midnight then woke [...]

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Adeline (He Juling), project manager at ShowShanti, dives into a culinary feat. Together with her husband Zuofei, they make a home-style Chinese sausage from Adeline’s home recipe. From buying the sausage lining, to cleaning it, then stuffing with pork and spices, Adeline takes us through her collaboration and provides the recipe for là cháng (腊肠, Chinese home-made sausage).

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Taipei, Taiwan — I started my day off with something never eaten; xián dòujiāng (咸豆漿, savory soy milk).

Breakfast: 25NT / $0.84 – Xián dòujiāng (savory soy milk)

In a bowl, youtiao (油条, deep-fried dough sticks), zhacai (榨菜, pickled radish), rousong(肉松, freeze-dried pork floss), dried baby shrimp, scallions, chili, and a splash of vinegar [...]

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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 [...]

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2010年11月28日,一些朋友和一些家庭因为Showshanti厨艺培训班而相聚。在这个培训班上,北京Aman Resort的行政总厨Paolo Vitaletti和他的妈妈Pia Dell’uomo(最近从意大利来中国)教没有任何意式烹饪基础的参与者们学做意大利风味的家常菜:意式土豆面团、提拉米苏。我和在场的其他人都很惊叹:原来做提拉米苏这么简单!

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在中国过日子和在美国不一样。在北京,我想做一顿饭,比起在旧金山必须要准备得早一些。这种差异是买菜的地方不一样决定的。在美国,如果我需要什么菜,去商店就可以,任何时候都能买到看起来很新鲜的蔬菜;而在这里,我也去过商店买菜,但是菜的质量总是让人很失望:就像丰收过后的田野上蔫蔫的破烂的菜叶子散落在那里。在北京要想买到新鲜的菜,必须得在一大早去菜市场。

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Beijing, China — Living in China, my day takes a different strategy than the one I used in the States. When planning a meal, I find a need to start a bit sooner here in Beijing than when I was in San Francisco. The difference in time depends [...]

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