“The emergence of China as a richer, more powerful country has changed perceptions,” she says. “It’s a place people visit, whether for their holidays or to do business. The opening of Hakkasan [in London in 2001] was another turning point – somewhere so smart and glamorous. As a result people no longer think that Chinese food is either cheap and junky or terrifyingly exotic. But without going there, you can’t really open this great casket of wonders. It is such a huge country.” Why, though, do so few people here know about Jiangnanese food? “I guess it’s to do with patterns of immigration. The Cantonese dominated things for so long. When people do come here from this region, they tend to be well-heeled – they’re not the kind of people who would be cooks – while most chefs out there tend to say: ‘Why would we want to leave, when we have all these wonderful ingredients?’ Hangzhou is one of the most loved … [Read more...] about China’s best-kept food secret, revealed by Fuchsia Dunlop
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This does not complete your first session! Far from it. But after you’ve set your baseline, the next workouts are pretty similar. You warm up with three to five minutes of running, indoor cycling, running on the spot or skipping. I’m assuming a high level of privacy – either your family is out or you have a big house. … [Read more...] about Fit in my 40s: does military fitness work without the person shouting at you?
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