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What We’re Reading: Sichuan Peppercorns, Food Origins, and Shanghai Disney’s Menu

rice-museumWorld’s first rice museum opens in Changsha, Hunan province. (Newsweek)

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

CHINA FOOD NEWS

World’s first rice museum opens in Changsha, Hunan province. (Newsweek)

China’s newest bubble: food for pigs. (Wall Street Journal)

Yulin government vows to ban slaughter of dogs in public ahead of controversial food festival. (South China Morning Post)

Here’s what you can eat at Shanghai Disney. (LA Times)

Sichuan peppercorns are the pop rocks of spices. (New York Times)

& RELATED

How honeybees make our beer even more delicious. (Modern Farmer)

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You (NPR)

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

Celebrate Real Booze with Craft Beer Month

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Real Food tastes better with Real Booze. For the month of June, all our award-winning craft beers are 10% off. Can’t decide which one to choose? Build your own six-pack of preferred brews and we’ll give you 15% off on any combination! Read on to learn more about Craft Beer Month and the delicious craft brews we’ve sourced from the best microbreweries in the United States.

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What is craft beer?

Craft beer focuses on the art of brewing rather than mass-production. Unlike the “beer water” brews from many big beer companies, craft beers aren’t watered down. Craft beers are brewed in small batches with the finest quality ingredients in independent microbreweries and offer a stronger, fuller flavor with higher alcohol content. Smaller production allows brewers to focus on perfecting flavors and experiment with seasonal and local ingredients.

For Craft Beer Month in June we’re spotlighting three of our favorite brands: Evil Twin, Goose Island, and Ballast Point.

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What We’re Reading: Food Myths, Food Safety, & Whether Sugar is Really Bad for You

organic zongziHappy Dragon Boat Festival! (pictured: organic zongzi at Hunter Gatherer)

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

CHINA FOOD NEWS

Over 60 people were hospitalized for suspected food poisoning from dishes sold by a supermarket in central China. (Shanghai Daily)

China’s top legislator urges food safety supervision reform. (Xinhua)

China released its third national plan to curb pollution that aims to make 90 percent of contaminated farmland safe by 2020—that’s in just four years! Are the goals realistic? (Greenpeace)

China is encouraging its citizens to eat less meat. (The Washington Post)

A reduction in meat consumption may well happen, but not by choice—pork prices are climbing at a blistering pace in the country. (Reuters)

& RELATED

Australia’s fastest-growing food company grows and sells all its fruit in Southeastern China. (Bloomberg)

Is sugar really bad for you? It depends. (The New York Times)

Take it with a pinch of salt – the food marketing myths we’ve swallowed whole. (The Guardian)

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

Weekend Plans: Join Hunter Gatherer at Eco Design Fair 2016

EDF Final KV copyShanghai is going green—and so can you! The Eco Design Fair (EDF) returns this weekend, starting Friday, June 3, with the event’s biggest reincarnation yet to show off how easy it is to adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle. You’ll find sustainable products, live performances, art installations, and of course, all-natural healthy eats by Hunter Gatherer to help you eat your way to a healthier planet. Join us at the EDF Marketplace to try our new and delicious Gather and Go wraps, salads, dips, and baked goods (with gluten-free options), as well as fantastic games and giveaways.

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Returning for its eighth year, the Eco Design Fair brings together over a hundred of our favorite green, community-minded brands from both Shanghai and abroad. There’ll be a dance floor open to kids who can take up free dance classes to seminars with inspiring speakers who will share how the lifestyle choices we make have a big impact on our family health and the environment. Hunter Gatherer fully supports this commitment to sustainability, which is why we’ll be bringing our chemical-free Real Food to the table.

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Eco Design Fair kicks off Friday June 3 at 1PM and ends Sunday June 5 (World Environment Day). The three-day event takes place at the Lafayette Art and Design Center in Xintiandi. Tickets are priced at 20RMB each and can be purchased through https://247tickets.cn/ and http://www.wanzhoumo.com/.

Event Details:
3 June 2016 – 1pm to 8pm
4 June 2016 – 11am to 8pm
5 June 2016 – 11am to 6pm

Location:
Lafayette Art and Design Center
323 Fuxing Zhong Lu (near Madang Lu), Huangpu District
Metro line 10, Xintiandi station, exit 2

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