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mabs potter
Hong Kong
American expat living in Asia who loves to eat, cook, travel and write about it all.
Interests: open air food markets, culinary travel destinations, Asian cooking schools, local ingredients, the Slow Food movement, farm to table dining, organic gardening and farming, culinary history and food knowledge, Anthony Bourdain, Asian Food Channel, Discovery Travel & Living Asia, desserts in all forms, dinner parties with friends, dim sum on the weekends, Rick Stein, Fuchsia Dunlop, food memoirs, Saveur, Travel and Leisure Southeast Asia, Jamie Oliver
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Part of my Sichuan cooking school experience was a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2010 at chopsticks in my suitcase
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"Let the cooking adventures begin!", I thought as I walked into the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Chengdu in late October with eight other brave souls who had traveled far and wide to to attend the two week program organized by the American company, Cooking School in China. The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2010 at chopsticks in my suitcase
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The well known artisanal and locally owned chocolate boutique and lounge, Vero Chocolates, has just opened a much awaited for location in The Landmark and the grand opening was, of course, delicious. Having attended a tasting (definitely more of the tasting) and chocolate-making workshop in the recent past at their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at chopsticks in my suitcase
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As my plane started to descend to Chengdu's Suhangliu International Airport and the land below started to come into focus, I was struck by the major difference between it and Hong Kong, from which I just departed. Fog, forests and fields on the outskirts of the capital of Sichuan Province... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2010 at chopsticks in my suitcase
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Only four days to go until I embark on a spicy culinary adventure at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Chengdu, center of gastronomy and capital of Sichuan Province, China. This infamous center of Sichuan cooking may perhaps sound familiar to some if one has read British author and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2010 at chopsticks in my suitcase
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By now, anyone who has lived in Hong Kong has no doubt experienced the delicious dim sum offerings at the ever popular Metropol Restaurant located in the United Centre in Central. After showing up for the third saturday in a row, it is clear that I have a love affair... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at chopsticks in my suitcase
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By now, anyone who has lived in Hong Kong has no doubt experienced the delicious dim sum offerings at the ever popular Metropol Restaurant located in the United Centre in Central. After showing up for the third saturday in a row, it is clear that I have a love affair... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2010 at CHOPSTICKS IN MY SUITCASE
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