Are You a Picky Eater?

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Before I had lunch with my colleague today, I never knew that a simple order of a Japanese cucumber roll could be requested “inside out” with “8 pieces cut”. Each roll is usually cut into 6 pieces. But each piece…

Maggie Shi

Maggie Shi

You can contact Maggie at maggie.shiqianqian@gmail.com.

Cooking is My Therapy

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My dad never runs out of vocabularies describing the taste of a dish. He is such a food enthusiast who loves to eat and cook. When there was no internet in my childhood, he was a walking cookbook with many…

Maggie Shi

Maggie Shi

You can contact Maggie at maggie.shiqianqian@gmail.com.

How I Got Over My Jetlag?

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For as long as I have been traveling between Hong Kong and America since I was a teenager, jetlag was my biggest curse. It always hit me like a ton of bricks – in the middle of the afternoon, or…

Mable, New York

Mable Chan

Mable Chan is the founder of China Personified. Her contact is mablechan@chinapersonified.com.

A Guide to Eating in Japan

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I have been to Japan three times, and the No. 1 reason that I keep coming back is the food. I am a perfectionist when it comes to traveling: I want each of my meal to be the crème de…

Zara Zhang

Zara Zhang

Zara Zhang is a senior at Harvard. You can contact her at zhang08@college.harvard.edu.

Unexpected Gain in Business Travel

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Recently I went to Taipei for a business trip and spent three days there for work. The schedule was super tight, and I barely had free time to catch up with friends or to explore the city. But I still…

Lee Zhang, Shanghai

Lee Zhang

You can contact Li Zhang at zhangli0828@hotmail.com.

Food Diplomacy

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I have always prided myself on being diplomatic, willing to talk things out and find common ground. I not only thought that this was possible, but I thought for the most part, with the right approach and willingness on both…

Andrea, Suzhou

Andrea Blinkhorn

You can contact Andrea Blinkhorn at blinkhorn.3@gmail.com.

Why Chicken Soup is Not Enough?

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So now you have heard about resilience, then what? It’s that time of the year. The season of graduation, for new start, and of course, commencement addresses. From Sheryl Sandberg’s resilience story to Obama’s caution against ignorance, my social media…

Quanzhi Guo

Quanzhi Guo

Quanzhi Quo is a sophomore at Colgate University. You can contact Quanzhi Guo at guoquanzhi321@gmail.com.

Warm Water

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I still remember the day when I realized that the concept of “warm water” does not exist in America.  On a brisk winter morning my freshman year, I stepped into Au Bon Pain and asked if I could have a…

Zara Zhang

Zara Zhang

Zara Zhang is a senior at Harvard. You can contact her at zhang08@college.harvard.edu.

Kickin’ It With Greek Yogurt

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One of my roommates in undergrad often used to say that people “go on kicks” for different types of food at different times. He once went on a steak kick, pan frying hefty t-bones once or twice a week. If…

Kevin Slaten

You can contact Kevin Slaten at kevinslaten@gmail.com.

The Lunch Routine of a Chinese Intern

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Noon approaches. I typically have two choices as an intern in dire need of lunch: order in, or eat what I brought to work(or shuffle up to a food truck, a godsend in New York and Washington DC). Ordering food…

Sally Ruge Gao

Sally Ruge Gao

You can contact Sally Gao at rg387@cornell.edu.

Thanksgiving in America

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This is not my first time in America, but is definitely my first time in a typical American family and my first Thanksgiving in a true sense. I was invited to join my roommate’s family for Thanksgiving dinner during Thanksgiving…

Sichun Liu

Sichun Liu

You can contact Sichun Liu at sl2473@cornell.edu.

Finally In Sync with Turkey Day

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I’ve always been really apathetic toward holidays, especially Turkey Day —- Or so I thought. So to my surprise, I find myself actually looking forward to this Thanksgiving, and I think I’ve figured out why. Yesterday my husband and I…

Xiao Fu

Xiao Fu

Xiao Fu is a writer and English teacher based in New York City. You can contact her at xiaofu@post.harvard.edu.