It’s now the second day of October and I’m beginning to think more and more about China. (Not that I haven’t been thinking about it — it’s now just a closer reality)
A few updates: I’ll be in Shanghai right after Christmas, will spend two to three weeks there and then make my way over to the Zhejiang province. I’ve been researching both areas intensively during my free time here in Nicaragua and some topics I’ve been particularly interested in are: the anatomy of a true xiaolongbao and vinegars from Zhejiang. AND I have a couple of contacts in both places who are going to show me around already.
As promised, on my Indiegogo page, I wanted to openly thank the following people for helping me on my journey. Honestly, I’m getting goosebumps as I’m typing out the list below. A lot of you guys I know; some are complete strangers. I really want to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for being so supportive. I know words don’t mean much, but just seeing the physical list below is a huge source of motivation for me. None of you guys had to help me, but you did anyways, and that in itself is an extremely humbling fact. I’m indebted to your support and grateful for your faith in my ability to carry out this project.
So, once again, thank you so much to all the people below and to the anonymous donors as well.
Good news: I’ve been doing my due diligence with recipe-collecting. I have an article coming out for a magazine in the next couple of weeks with my very first recipe. It’s a recipe for zongzi that I collected from my own grandmother. Can’t wait to share it with you guys.
Andrew Zimmern: because without you, I wouldn’t have had the courage to launch the campaign.
Jenny Yang: because you have been an amazing cheerleader and fundraising force and I can’t wait to travel with you
John Larson: for your helpful email and encouragements!
Kennedy V. Kabasares
Bonnie S Chen
Jo Stougaard @MyLastBite