19 February 2013

Pam Shookman and the Hong Kong Cancer Fund

2016-11-24T01:14:11+08:00February 19th, 2013|authors, hong kong, new books|1 Comment

From Peter Wood, husband of author Pam Shookman: At the beginning of September 2009 Pam was diagnosed with Stage 4 bladder cancer. That afternoon we stumbled out of the urologist’s office into the unreal bustle of Central and headed straight for the Joel Robuchon café. There was only one possible response to cancer, Pam announced: cakes from the café and [...]

12 April 2010

Book giveaway — Dim Sum: a survival guide

2016-11-24T01:14:33+08:00April 12th, 2010|book giveaway, hong kong, new books|10 Comments

Why limit yourself to the English menu when ordering dim sum? Cantonese teacher Liza Chu has a part-time career as a Hong Kong dim sum guide, and she has distilled her knowledge of Chinese cuisine and dining etiquette into a practical guidebook to eating out. Each photographed dish is identified with Chinese characters and pronunciation, and icons alert those with [...]