Daily Archives: November 27, 2007

Black is beautiful

Black is always in fashion.  Chic BLD, black little dress is eternally a safe bet.  Now, how about food?  Black rice (my family voted no), wood ear mushroom (they avoid).. .. Last weekend, few friends came over for dinner, one of … Continue reading

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Foie gras

How about foie gras for appetizer (that’s mostly served here)?  Not in Beijing nor Shanghai, but in Nanning, Guangxi!  .. .. Mr Chen insists the slabs of fried goose liver be presented last. “If we ate the foie gras first, all these … Continue reading

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Putin Accuses U.S. of Trying to Discredit Russian Vote

MOSCOW, Nov. 26 — President Vladimir V. Putin on Monday accused the United States of trying to taint the legitimacy of next week’s Russian parliamentary elections by pressing a group of prominent independent election observers to abandon efforts to monitor … Continue reading

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