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Hunter Gatherer’s New Winter Menu & Bowl Options

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Big changes are afoot at Hunter Gatherer. With the New Year just days away, we’ve rolled out our Winter Seasonal Menu that features seven new dishes. From our Slow Cooked Beef Stew to our Balsamic Beets, you’ll find that bold flavors and textures are a driving theme behind these Real Food recipes. We’ve also announced new Hunter Gatherer bowl combo options (only available at the Anfu location).

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What We’re Reading: Antibiotic Waste, Chocolate Scandal, and Good Cookie Science

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Every week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS

ICYMI: Yesterday was the 2015 Winter Solstice, which means the days will get longer from here on out. China Daily rounds up some favorite traditional Chinese foods to celebrate the astronomical phenomenon. (China Daily)

China is the world’s biggest maker and exporter of antibiotics, a polluting industry that’s putting a huge toll on food safety, environment, and social welfare. (china dialogue)

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“You taste things as much with your brain as with your tongue or nose.” On why your brain prefers eggs with orange yolks. (digg)

Controversial chocolate scandal: Mast Brothers’ story of their $10 single-origin chocolate bars is under fire all across the web. (NY Times)

For those wanting to bake at home for the holidays: the science of a good cookie. (Lucky Peach)

Missed last week’s roundup? You can find all of our What We’re Reading weekly roundups here.

Afternoon Tea with Hunter Gatherer

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Looking for that extra boost of energy to get you through the workday? Join us at Afternoon Tea for the perfect afternoon pick-me-up. Every weekday, pair a hot beverage with your choice of a delicious house-baked treat for just 48RMB. More details below.

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What We’re Reading: Slave-peeled Shrimp, Vegan Butchers, and Shanghai food art

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Every week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS


Restaurant near Shanghai was caught charging diners a “clean air” fee. (NY Times)

Most frequent online purchases in China are for fresh and packaged food. (McKinsey China)

Silver lining of a food scandal: “The aftermath of a food scandal is an opportune time to buy,” says top exec. of KKR, the biggest private equity investor in China’s food sector. (Bloomberg)

Competition among China’s online food delivery businesses is fierce, as giants like Baidu and Alibaba trade profits for customer loyalty. (Investor’s Business Daily)

Shanghai K11 mall serves up a large-scale art installation “inside a cake.” (China Culture)

Shanghai is considered more expensive, on average, than Manhattan for most foods in a survey that ranks Shanghai as Asia’s most expensive city for expats. (China Daily)

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Know your food: Associated Press investigation links slave-peeled shrimp to major supply chains previously thought to be “clean.” (Associated Press)

The ancient Chinese tradition of 坐月子 (postpartum care) has turned into a booming business in Los Angeles. (Munchies)

How vegans and vegetarians are redefining butcher culture. (Eater)

Missed last week’s roundup? You can find all of our What We’re Reading weekly roundups here.

Christmas Cookie Decorating with Hunter Gatherer

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‘Tis the season for decorating cookies! Every weekend in December, Hunter Gatherer will host a Christmas Cookie Decorating Corner at our restaurant from 11:00 to 16:00.

All our delicious and flavorful gingerbread cookies are baked fresh in-house with warm, winter spices and all-natural ingredients, like imported grass-fed butter and free-range eggs. Festive cookie cutout options include gingerbread men and Christmas trees ready to be adorned with all sorts of fun candies, sprinkles, royal icing, and more.

Just like our cookies, all our icings and edible trimmings are made from all-natural, real food that not only taste better than synthetic flavors, but are healthier too. Studies have linked artificial food coloring in dye to hyperactivity in children—yet another reason to step away from artificial additives.

Hunter Gatherer’s Christmas Cookie Decorating

Sat, Dec 12 & Sun, Dec 13 // 11:00 – 16:00
Sat, Dec 19 & Sun, Dec 20 // 11:00 – 16:00
Sat, Dec 26 & Sun, Dec 27 // 11:00 – 16:00

5 Spiced Hot Drinks to Keep You Warm this Winter

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The cold of winter has arrived, and there’s no better way to melt the chill off your bones than a deliciously hot and soothing drink. That’s why we’ve introduced five new spiced hot beverages that’ll keep you warm and cozy throughout the holiday season. Handcrafted with only the best all-natural ingredients, our new Real Food drinks are infused with our favorite winter spices for a deliciously fragrant and belly-warming taste. Menu launches on Thursday.

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What We’re Reading: China’s Organic Farming Army, GM Corn, and Healthy Fast Food

241812_410161849032101_892996680_oEvery week we’ll round up the latest in Chinese food news and more.

CHINA FOOD NEWS


Inspiring read: Meet the woman leading China’s new organic farming army. (Aljazeera)

Corn has been king in China since 2012. The country is the world’s largest producer of animal feed and livestock products. (USDA)

Chinese biotech firm hopes to launch China’s first genetically modified corn products in the U.S. due to its inability to enter the domestic market. (Reuters)

New pathways in modern agriculture: China plans to establish internationally competitive and large-scale agricultural firms by 2020. (Xinhua)

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Putin wants Russia to be the world’s largest supplier of ecologically clean and high-quality non-GMO organic food. (RT)

The New Yorker looks at the new fast food trend that bets on healthy, seasonal, and ethical fare. (New Yorker)

Have you heard of Hodo Soy? The trendy artisanal tofu wants to bring new life to the humble curd. Here’s a video of how it’s made. (NYTimes)

Missed last week’s roundup? You can find all of our What We’re Reading weekly roundups here.

Join us this weekend at Kick the Gong Around’s Winter Festival 2015

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Nothing will get you into the holiday spirit quite like this weekend’s Kick the Gong Around (KTGA) Winter Festival. Join us Saturday and Sunday for a festively fun time filled with delicious treats, holiday shopping, and more at KTGA’s fifth grand bazaar for local artisan crafts and food.

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What We’re Reading: Antibiotic failure, China corn prices, and cloned cows

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CHINA FOOD NEWS


The price of corn is about to get even cheaper. China plans to cut domestic corn prices (again) to shrink stockpiles. (Reuters)

Drones, not farmers, could be spraying pesticides on Chinese crops in the near future. (Wall Street Journal)

Hubei’s Shendan company could spark a revolution in China’s egg industry for cleaner and safer eggs. (China Daily)

China’s new cloning “factory” will target an output of 1 million cows a year, equal to a 3% increase in domestic Chinese beef production. (Farmers Weekly)

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‘Meat without murder,’ aka lab-grown meat, could be readily available in most supermarkets as early as 2018. (Konbini)

Alarming report warns we may be close to total antibiotic failure, largely due to bad Chinese agricultural practices. (National Geographic)

Coffee lovers take note: Cascara, a new caffeinated tea-like drink made from dried coffee cherries, is making waves. (NPR)

Missed last week’s roundup? You can find all of our What We’re Reading weekly roundups here.

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