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What Does My Chinese Upbringing Teach Me about Food and Health? (Part 2)

What Does My Chinese Upbringing Teach Me about Food and Health? (Part 2)

In the Chinese society, food and health are never separated. Even as a kid, I often heard about the medicinal effects of this food and that food. The Traditional Chinese Medicine concepts are deeply ingrained even in everyday conversations. When you have eaten too many of a certain food or some junk food, you would […]

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What Does My Chinese Upbringing Teach Me about Food and Health? (Part 1)

What Does My Chinese Upbringing Teach Me about Food and Health? (Part 1)

I grew up in Hong Kong, a predominantly Chinese society. At home, my mother followed the food tradition of a typical Chinese household, providing the family with three meals a day, made with mostly fresh ingredients shopped in the outdoor markets on the same day. Dinner was a full-on family affair. We always ate at […]

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