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Carrots with yogurt and cinnamon

When I go to the grocery store here in Shanghai I let myself go much more instinctively than I did in Italy. When I see an ingredient that smiles at me I grab it without thinking about it: maybe it was a lot that I didn’t see it or it’s likely to be there by...

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Bok choy with tofu skin

As I have already told here, living in China I have rediscovered tofu and I am tasting it in all its forms. And in today’s dish we have the unfailing bok choy with tofu skin. What is it?

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Sweet and sour fennels, with orange

These sweet and sour fennels flavored with orange were born from a moment of improvisation. Every now and then I am assailed by the unpleasant feeling of always cooking the same things, of not being able to prepare something a little different. I think this is due to the fact that here in Shanghai I...

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Pumpkin, mushrooms and chestnuts soup

Pumpkin, mushrooms and chestnuts soup: in a spoon all the flavors of autumn … Autumn here in Shanghai, however, is quite different from those I’m used to! On the market stalls there are cabbages, pumpkins of all kinds, mushrooms, persimmons, chestnuts, roasted chestnuts. But it’s hot, and the trees are still green. However, the general...

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Chrysanthemum tea : an infusion from China

Teas, infusions, tisanes… I drink a lot of these and I like to try new ones. What is more comfortable than a hot mug in the hands during a cold day? And this chrysanthemum tea, since I discovered it, is my evening drink. The chrysanthemum tea is an infusion of flowers, belonging to the Chrysanthemum...

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