They created one of the greatest epicurean culture in the world, but China's guardians of cuisine are having to move with the times to catch up with the rest of world at warp speed.
Spring brings a bounty of sensational seafood from the Yangtze River to Beijing's dining scene. Ye Jun reports.
A friend gave me a mixed dozen for Chinese New Year, mostly from the mid- to late 1990s, and in recent days we tasted half of them to see how they were faring. It was an education.
The new title of Taihe Rye Music's former CEO Song Ke surprised many - Song is now board director of the Long Joy Peking Duck restaurant.
Domestic developers are racing to create customized footwear.
Bianyifang roast duck restaurant is a time-honored restaurant that serves semi-steamed roast duck.
Traditional agriculture researcher Min Qingwen believes every age-old farming convention has value.
"The Perfect Pisco Cocktail Competition" - organized by the Embassy of Peru in China - will be held on 22nd February at Kempinski Hotel.
Qingyunlou is known as Beijing's guardian of Shandong cuisine, but few people realize that it also has a Vietnamese restaurant.
Ma Cuisine is a jewel in the Chai Wan industrial district on Hong Kong island, although this newly opened French private kitchen is a little hard to find.
Bubba Gump's delivers seafood fit for a film crew, served up with a grand view of the island's Victoria Harbor. Mike Peters goes shrimping.
Medical experts have long debated the health benefits of wine. The results are still inconclusive. But if nothing else, wine forces us to slow our busy lives.