A while ago the phrase Jade Oolong would have been a complete mystery to me. A baffling partnership of words that could just as easily refer to a flashy piece of jewellery or a nonsensical paint colour than to tea. 479 more words
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Brian brought back some interesting teas from Thailand.
One of them was a high mountain oolong, cultivated in an area that was once used to grow the opium that funded the efforts of a faction of the Chinese nationalist army. 80 more words
In his book “Kitchen Confidential” Chef Anthony Bourdain recalls certain memorable events that helped to shape him into the culinarian he is today – his first, raw oyster eaten one hot August day in France when he was a petulant youngster, a simple meal of grilled striped bass, made from a crazed fish that leapt out of the waters of Cape Cod one windswept, moonlit evening. 587 more words
Many years ago we traveled by ferry from Anacortes, Washington to Victoria, British Columbia and enjoyed high tea at the Empress Hotel. It was one of the old grand hotels, now a Fairmont Hotel, that overlooked the waterfront with elegant décor and impeccable service. 1,189 more words