Monthly Archives: May 2013

East meets West on a plate – Yangmei coulis with Panna Cotta

Last week I had people for dinner and whilst pondering what to serve I decided that each course should have a ‘Chinese’ component. For the pudding (which is what the British call dessert) I decided to experiment with one of … Continue reading

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Baby Milk Formula vs Breast Milk in China

If you are only going to have a single child, as most Chinese couples do, then it is axiomatic that you want the very, very best for your one ewe lamb – and not only you, but your parents and … Continue reading

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This week some friends and  I went on a jaunt to a town called Jingbian which is in the north east of Shaanxi Province.  It was a fascinating trip for lots of reasons two of which were ‘firsts’ for me.  … Continue reading

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Jeepers creepers…where’d ya get them peepers?

In early spring each year thousands of young hopefuls apply for places at China’s drama colleges.  Here in Beijing there are two particularly prestigious institutions, the Central Academy of Drama, and Beijing Film Academy.  Competition for a place is extremely … Continue reading

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