The Year of the Rooster

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey With Joshua Summers (rooster masked man) Rooster Mask Portrait by Chia Chong Happy Chinese New Year! 2017…the year of the rooster…are you a rooster…do you know a rooster? (watch this video from Origami Time to learn how to make this rooster origami) THE ROOSTER:  People born in a... Read More »

Five American Recipe Hacks Using Chinese Five Spice

By Libbie Summers Assisted by David Dempsey Photography by Chia Chong When I first dipped my finger into a small pot of Chinese Five Spice, my mind started spinning. The blend of star anise, fennel, cinnamon, Sichuan pepper and clove is warm and sweet and just begging to be put in places that it... Read More »

Seaweed Soup with Scallops

Words, Recipe and Photography by Chia Chong Styling by Libbie Summers Wine Pairing by Grapefriend  I think it’s true that we always crave the taste and smell of our childhood. Growing up in a tiny village by the sea in Malaysia, the sea was my backyard. Most of my neighbors were fishermen or fishmongers... Read More »