Arriving in Hong Kong, Martha Dahlen found herself surrounded by happy, healthy people living on meat and white rice. Where were the whole grains and vegetables? They worried about «damp heat» from eating fried food and «rising wind» when flu threatened. What about calories and vitamin supplements? Intrigued by the mystery, Martha opened her eyes and her mind and found answers.
Martha lived in Hong Kong for 20 years and is the author of Cook’s Guide to Chinese Vegetables. Here is a brief excerpt of her evening talk at East West detailing the wisdom behind a traditional Chinese diet.
BestofEastWest features excerpts of talks, concerts, and workshops held at the legendary East West Bookshop in Mountain View, California.
East West Bookshop
324 Castro St.
Mountain View, CA 94041