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Dinner for Charity Auction at the Shangri La

Last December I donated a Spanish cooking class or dinner to the Winter Charity Gala auction organized by the American Chamber of Commerce- Northeast China Chapter, the Shangri-La in Dalian and the International Club of Dalian. My dinner was bundled with a two night stay in the presidential suite. The night of the auction two good friends […] Read More


Thriving in a Chinese Kitchen (March 2015)

When Chinese food fatigue kicks in, I strongly urge you to seek the thrills of Korean food. From the indescribable kimchi to the playful banchan (tapas-like side dishes) and meat barbecue, it won’t leave you indifferent. China’s neighbor has a wonderfully distinct food that is still fairly new and unknown in Western mainstream circles especially […] Read More

Beef and Guinness Stew

Beef and Guinness Stew

Ireland or the “emerald isle” as it is known, is a country of beautiful medieval monasteries, impressive sea cliffs and native Celtic heritage. It is also the home of some of the best writers of English literature. The towns that dot the countryside are so picturesque and the scenery so beguiling that they evoke images […] Read More