Friday, August 21

Postcard from Shanghai – Longtong and Streetfood

Vintage Shanghai Postcard

  See those low red tiled roofs through the smog? They are longtong, the alley ways where you’ll find Shanghai’s famous street food.                   No menu needed. Unless you know Mandarin, order with your eyes. On an unanticipated business trip to Shanghai, I got to sample its street food.  Without any guidebook nor advance planning, I found “breakfast street”, one of dozens traversing busy Nanjing Road. (Click on any photo to get a closer view.)  


Wednesday, August 12

Honey Almond Ice Cream

Almond Honey Ice Cream

The combination of icy frozen cream and the delicate flavor of almonds, honey and lavender speaks to the summer season. Honey almond ice cream has a mellow sweetness that reminds me of the close relationship between bees and almond growing. Almonds require bees for pollination. In the Mediterranean where almond trees once thrived, the bees might feed on the fragrant nectar of lavender after the almond trees bloom. This recipe is simple. There is no


Wednesday, August 05

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"Let no man fancy he knows how to dine
Till he has learnt how taste and taste combine."

-Horace, Satires, 2.4

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