Tag Archives: Paul Mathew

Notes from north China

North China’s Yellow River Valley is the cradle of Chinese civilization and the birthplace of traditional Chinese alcohols. The Neolithic Chinese Peiligang peoples currently claim the title of the world’s oldest known consumers of alcohol, with fossilized remains of their … Continue reading

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All hail the Yellow Emperor

UPDATE: Paul’s posted his half of the story and the full recipe online. Enjoy! Catch it here: http://www.bloodandsand.com/index.php/the-yellow-emperor/ Last week at Beijing’s Flamme Steakhouse I had the distinct pleasure of witnessing history in the making. Mixmaster Paul Mathew, who inspired my … Continue reading

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Baijiu alchemy

Time for another confession: When I first came to China I worked as an (gasp) English teacher. This meant two things: I needed to drink a lot and I was too broke to do it well. It thus seemed a … Continue reading

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