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  • Archive for August 14th, 2008

    Scorpions and silkworms?

    Thursday, August 14th, 2008

    From a Chinese-American classmate:   Sorry to miss your Today show appearance.  While you’re there and talking about Chinese food, can you get them to cover something other than scorpions and silkworms?  I understand the appeal of exoticism and all, but it’s hardly representative of Chinese food… and a little tiresome after seeing four or […]

    Did my Today Show (今日) hit from Beijing. Yay.

    Thursday, August 14th, 2008

    So the way they translate Today show in Chinese is 今日, which is literally “Today.” They have imported a massive operation over from New York (though only eight of their 50+ producers). The segment, produced by Cecilia Fang, was supposed to be a bit of a cooking demonstration. But then it rained tonight in Beijing, […]