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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Spring Bamboo Shoots

If you were anything like me, when you first arrived in China, you would never have known that one can actually eat bamboo. Scaffolding...

Chinese Imperial Cuisine

Since this column is dedicated to the discovery and discussion of quirky and unusual Chinese food, it makes it quite the challenge...
Trusty Lotus Root

The Trusty Lotus Root

There are two kinds of lotus varieties; one with pink or white flower (Chinese lotus), Nelumbo nuceifera, which is found in Asia and northern Australia;...

King of Vegetables; Chinese Cabbage’s Magical Powers

Chinese cabbage, or Da Bai Cai (大白菜), may be to most people, boring and insignificant. That it is even on the table...

Shanghai Decadence

Before venturing north, south or west, after I first arrived in China, east was my first port of call; magical Shanghai in...

Doufu; His Hidden Hormonal Horror

Most Westerners might say it’s not much to right home about, but the English merchant, James Flint, was someone who, in 1770, did just...
Table Manners; Dining Etiquette in China

Table Manners; Dining Etiquette in China

For this column’s last outing, we look at something not often associated with the everyday Chinese dining experience; etiquette and table manners....
Dried Lily

Dried Lily; The Antidote Gift from the Gods for Everything

The Day Lily (干百合) is beautiful, fragrant, medicinal and edible, an elegant flower that blooms once a day and has for the...
Dining Etiquette in China

Table Manners; Dining Etiquette in China

For this column’s last outing, we look at something not often associated with the everyday Chinese dining experience; etiquette and table manners....
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