Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Healthy grains

Tabouli (top) and Quinoa with Mango and Curried Yogurt (below)


Recipe for the quinoa here

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

An odd photo

Pakistan Edgy as Ex-Premier Is Exiled Again

Aren't those sticks that the police are using? And why does the policeman facing away from us have a t-shirt that reads "No Fear"?

Photo by Anjum Naveed/Associated Press

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Glorious homemade cooking

With two conference papers to present in September and applications ahead, my days of relaxation and fine gourmet cooking are temporarily numbered. But this meal will remain a fond memory of my culinary return to the States.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Into the home stretch

Now that we have less than two weeks left in China, I've been thinking about what it is I will and won't miss about living in Beijing. You can guess which is which:

1. The pollution, humidity, dirt, and occasional oddity, like the migrant worker pounding on our door, desperate to retrieve his blanket from where it had fallen from the 16th floor to land on our air conditioning unit.

2. Delicious and inexpensive restaurants, stir-fried Chinese vegetables, and a wealth of Chinese and expatriate friends who, although not quite from all walks of life, are
certainly more diverse than my California circle.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Small demonstration at the Japanese Embassy

It was fun to be at the scene of a small-scale protest against Japan. This is a rather typical anti-Japanese protest, unlike the nationwide marches that took place over three weekends in April 2005.

China Daily has the officially sanctioned story. The Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV has similarly abbreviated coverage. This Chinese blogger was more impassioned in his retelling of the 30-minute protest. Some of the comments ask why there weren't more participants.

Of the 20 protesters, only
Zhao Ronglai and Feng Jinhua accepted interviews.