Wangfujing “Snack” Street, Beijing

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Starfish Anyone?

STARFISH AND SCORPIONS AND SPIDERS, OH MY!

(Beijing, CHINA) I heard that Chinese food in China is very different than Chinese Food in the United States.  On my last day of my visit to Beijing… I learned just how different it is.

One of my favorite parts of any trip is the food.
On a scale of 1 to 10 rating adventurous eaters, I used to think I was about a 7 or 8.   My major aversion is eggs (it’s rooted in a bad experience with a fried egg as a kid).

But on my vacation to Beijing, I learned I’m more of a 5 or 6.

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Berkeley’s Cafe Fanny Closes

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(Berkeley)  I’ve become a bit of a foodie over the years.  But I don’t often get to report much on restaurant news.  So it was a blessing and a curse to be assigned this story.  I loved reporting about this cafe, which was co-founded 28 years ago by Bay Area Chef Extraordinaire Alice Waters.  I was sad however to report that this was their last day open.  And I was one of many who never got to sample this corner cafe’s French fare.

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