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... taste better when they’re
from home. My conclusion is that rather than the snack itself, it’s the memory of eating them in the past in an environment that we called home, that creates the comfort we find in such treats. After all, taste and smell are two of our senses that can conjure up the oldest, and yet most vivid memories – like a quick trip home through time and space.
... of Europe is being reduced to just a few dishes. Indian restaurant owners no doubt are facing the same challenge. The US is the only country I can think of that has managed to export regional dishes, such as Southern Comfort Food, Tex Mexx or Chicago pizza internationally. Being able to present itself as a diverse country and reducing generalization and stereotyping so common with other countries (or even continents as with Africa) speaks ...
... random facts about tea that I learned today (as I remember them, didn’t exactly take note):
1. All tea comes from the same plant, the only difference being how old the leaves are.
2. The first picking of Hangzhou’s Longjing tea once fetched 8,000 RMB for 500g.
3. Tea tree oil is derived from the tea tree’s blossom.
4. High quality tea ...
... caught a taxi together with our heavy cases, and made it to the train station with about 40 minutes to spare before my train departure. We are getting VERY good at the “pushy” Chinese customs when out in public. I had about 6 people cut in front of me in line before Lisa and I dramatically started moving our cases and bodies to get in people’s way to prevent them from squeezing past us. It was pretty awkward sometimes and at on point I had my leg sticking out ...
... With all the vegetation in Hangzhou and, in particular at West Lake, this was one of our least polluted days.
After strolling through the park, we all boarded a boat and took about a 45-minute cruise around the lake. The lake was beautiful from the shoreline and edged toward spectacular from the boat, with several temples and pagodas in the hillsides and colorful boats on the water.
From West Lake we took a short ...