Ask Taiwanxifu: Centered on Taipei Magazine

I am excited to announce that I have started a new cultural Q & A column in Centered on Taipei magazine — Ask Taiwanxifu.  See the November edition (pages 12 and 13) for an answer to a question about Taiwanese temples that I get asked about all the time.  I am also excited to include photos by friend and inquisitive photographer Kristen Robertson.  I hope this is the beginning of many fun collaborations.


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About taiwanxifu

‘Taiwanxifu’ (pronounced ‘shee foo’) means ‘Taiwan daughter-in-law’ in Chinese and has been my nickname ever since I married my Taiwanese husband, Sam. I love sampling Taiwanese food, even local specialties such as stinky tofu, pigs blood cake and Taipei beef noodle soup with offal. But there are many other options on the menu. Promise!
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2 Responses to Ask Taiwanxifu: Centered on Taipei Magazine

  1. Alaina Edwards says:

    Enjoy receiving your blogs as a new Aust Pau Pau.
    I am really interested in Yin and Yang foods specific for women. I have read your info provided on convalescing mothers and want info on how menopause is managed with foods. Also love the info relating to cultural differences.

    • taiwanxifu says:

      Thanks for your comments. The traditional Taiwanese/Chinese diet includes an awareness of how food can be used for healing. In many families, for instance, the cook certain foods if someone has her period (e.g. spinach/leafy greens or red bean soup). I don’t know what is recommended for menopause. But I do know that the Chinese diet is believed to be one of the reasons that Chinese women experience far fewer adverse symptoms during menopause.

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