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I love food and enjoy wine

I’m famous

Becoming the reality tv show star is perhaps my next gig. Lisa was invited by Bonnie Graham to demonstrate her vegan culinary prowess on her show. I was one of the official taster groupies. More pix on FB Kid you … Continue reading

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The dirty dozen

Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce … Continue reading

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Bordeaux in Beijing

Miyun 密云县, Thick Cloud is a county locates in the Northeast of Beijing. Used to be a faraway place for us, when Zhongguancun Blvd still was a two-lane roadway. Now, Thick Cloud is just an hour dash from the heart of Beijing, … Continue reading

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Arthur Probsthain

Renate referred me to this book seller, a friend of hers. We exchanged few emails and I wowed to visit. The store has a long history: Arthur Probsthain started to work at the publisher Otto Harrassowitz in Germany at the … Continue reading

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Homemade

By my kids .. .

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Bitter melon 苦瓜

Kugua 苦瓜 or bitter gourd. Indian style to the right and The Chinese phenotype is to the left. Does the Indian’s look like the toads .. ok .. so the Chinese’s more like frog?

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A Bordeaux Bubble

Was it only yesterday that they mixed soda with the reds? Late last year, at a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong, an anonymous Chinese phone bidder paid $232,000 each for three bottles of 1869 Château Lafite Rothschild, a Napoleon III … Continue reading

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Garlic crashers

My family all love garlic so I have few wedding garlic crashers: one electronic and two manual. I always wanted to own an old fashioned garlic crasher that usually were made of stone 石盅, with a heavy gravel. It was … Continue reading

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The roots, 山药

The (left) burdock 牛蒡 and nagaimo root 淮山 or 山药 After the recommendation from a friend, I ventured to the sections in the grocery store where I seldom go. nagaimo root 淮山 is $4.99 per lb. It’s refrigerated near the … Continue reading

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US$5,000 for a burg

I never like burg much .. now even less .. no money .. Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) – There’s a new burger in Las Vegas, but its price tag will take quite a bite out of your wallet. Check out … Continue reading

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Dumplings and noodles

Pumpkin loves dumplings and she loves making them too. She started out making huntun 馄饨 – the Chinese ravioli and once she discovered dumplings, she no longer wants the huntun. All her doing here .. minced pork shrimps fried eggs … Continue reading

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Biluochun 碧螺春

Xiaoyi and Xiaoyi Fu had given me few boxes of Biluochun tea when I went to visit them in 2003. Those are great green tea. On an impulse I went to visit Auntie Spalding with Lin. It was a weekend … Continue reading

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Feast of the Seven Fishes

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!!! The best Christmas gift ever .. beautiful, precious, exquisite, .. okay .. I’m running out of adjective. Julie and Joe‘s bundle of joy!! Congratulations!! 4 weeks old Kate.. her baby shower I meant to … Continue reading

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Sevva by Bonnie Gokson

Everyone in Hong Kong knows about Bonnie Gokson’s family, one of the city’s most privileged: her sister is well-known fashion designer Joyce Ma, her grandfather was the founder the Wing On department store. Her grandpa Allan Gokson had purchased the … Continue reading

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Melon .. 北瓜 ??

I love autumn, the colors and the harvests .. there are abundant of melons for decor and cooking .. When I’m tired of seeing them, I usually cook them .. they taste sweet and delicious. The only problem is when … Continue reading

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The turkey day, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving .. my 2008 One tiny bird, two little slaves and three bumper harvests (one of ..) 一只小火鸡, 俩个小奴隶, 三场大丰收 (之一) This year my task for cooking is easy: the two slaves volunteered to help. They were so enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐

Dingtaifeng, the land of xiaolongbao 小龙饱 (small steamed juicy buns, or dumplings). it’s far more famous and delicious than Nan Xiang. DTF’s buns are smaller and lots more expensive, and I haven’t seen a single one being broken. Yes, sometimes … Continue reading

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Yangzhou gov 扬州市政府

Although Li Yanxing mentioned that when her son Du Jialin 杜佳临 went to visit Xiao Pangu and identified himself, the government and the developer were overjoyed at finding a Zhou but I suspected the government treated me well was due … Continue reading

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