This past weekend, we sat down with journalist and photographer Jojje Olsson to talk about a bit of Beijing’s heritage. _____ In 2007, Jojje Olsson came to China. He’d just won a university competition, and his prize covered the flight. He planned to study Chinese in Beijing for one semester. He ended up staying for […]
A few days ago, my colleague introduced Jen Lin-Liu as a chef, writer, and owner of the a restaurant in Beijing, Black Sesame Kitchen. Tonight, I had the opportunity to go to BSK for dinner with a few friends… The location is excellent- Just a few meters from the hip and trendy Nanluoguxiang, the restaurant […]
“It’s a generational thing,” Liu says. Though previous generations of women felt pressure to cook for their families, most women today can choose.
Before I came to Beijing, I remember hearing the word “opera” and associating it with the beautiful arias of Italian singers and world-famous artists like Pavarotti. After going to the Laoshe Teahouse my whole perspective changed! Opera in China is an entirely different, more amazing and way more colorful way to describe the opera genre… […]
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