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Shanghai smoked fish is one of the most famous of Huaiyang cuisines.  (Image:  Hsuyi Shih/Taste of Life)

Shanghai Smoked Fish

Most people have heard of the masterpiece Dream of the Red Chamber, one of China’s four great classical novels. Yet, few may realize that the dishes described in the novel are Huaiyang cuisine, which originates from China’s Jiangsu Province. This region was…

Most Americans are unaware that pumpkin seeds are very healthy. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Punch

Every year, come late November, cooks in small towns and big cities all over America scoop out precious pumpkins seeds and toss them away, with only the very committed cooks setting the seeds aside to serve later as snacks. This…

A traveler saw an old woman standing beside a rain-swollen creek after a heavy downpour. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)

2 Uplifting Stories

The traveler A traveller saw an old woman standing beside a rain-swollen creek after a heavy downpour. She seemed worried and reluctant to cross. The traveller walked over and kindheartedly asked the woman: “Do you want me to carry you…

Lasso your tastebuds with soba noodles doused in a scrumptious Alfredo sauce. (Image:  Courtesy of Hsuyi Shih/Taste of Life )

Eastern Spaghetti

Few know that pasta originates from ancient China. After spreading throughout Asia, it’s said that Chinese noodles found their way to Italy around the 8th century. In this recipe, Japanese buckwheat noodles saddle up for a new twist on an Italian…

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3 Foods for Winter

Turnips, pears, and ginger are must-have foods in the winter. What makes this odd trio an effective combination during the cold winter months?

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Shanghai Smoked Fish

Most people have heard of the masterpiece Dream of the Red Chamber, one of China’s four great classical novels. Yet, few may realize that the dishes described in the novel are Huaiyang…

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China and the Advent of Porcelain

The Chinese have been at the forefront of many inventions throughout history — the compass, gunpowder, paper, etc., just to name a few.

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Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Punch

Every year, come late November, cooks in small towns and big cities all over America scoop out precious pumpkins seeds and toss them away, with only the very committed cooks…

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2 Uplifting Stories

The traveler A traveller saw an old woman standing beside a rain-swollen creek after a heavy downpour. She seemed worried and reluctant to cross. The traveller walked over and kindheartedly…

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Eastern Spaghetti

Few know that pasta originates from ancient China. After spreading throughout Asia, it’s said that Chinese noodles found their way to Italy around the 8th century. In this recipe, Japanese buckwheat…

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Mediterranean-Style Grilled Fish

The Mediterranean diet features many disease-preventing foods, and people who live in that region have fewer instances of heart disease, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

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Handy Household Tips

Life is full of simple, practical wonders. Learn and use these tips, and you’ll be a household guru.

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A Herbal Treatment for Back Pain

Eucommia bark (Du Zhong) is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat back and leg pain. It is also one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in Chinese herbology.

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Real Soy Sauce

The most famous sauce in traditional Chinese cuisine is soy sauce. It is made by fermenting soybeans and roasted cracked wheat with brine in wooden containers that are regularly opened…

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Acupuncture Can Aid in the Care of Breast Cancer

Patients diagnosed with breast cancer often suffer from stress generated by the diagnostic procedures. They face decisions about treatment options and the impact the diagnosis will have on their professional…

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Earthing: Our Vital Connection to the Earth

What could help Tour de France riders sleep soundly, heal road rash and tendinitis, and feel vitality and high morale during the grueling days of the race? The secret is…

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How to Find a Good Acupuncturist

Many people wonder how to find a good acupuncturist. To answer this simple question, it is important to understand what acupuncture is and how it works.

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A Simple Guide to Meditation

Meditation is an approach to training the mind, just like you may use fitness to train the body. With the fast pace and the demands of modern life, most people…

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Top 5 Fruits Good For Health In Winter

Cold weather is upon us, so we’d like to show you the top 5 fruits for good health in the winter months to help you increase your well-being all season…