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Forbidden fruits: eating fruit during zuo yuezi

During my month-long Chinese postpartum retreat (坐月子, zuò yuè zi), I ate fruit after nearly every meal.  My hospital meals usually came with sliced papaya or an apple.  And when I returned home, my Chinese postpartum doula (yuepo) would slice pieces of fruit and … Continue reading

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Tainan: Tai-cheng Fruit Shop

Snacking on regional produce does not need to be unhealthy.  Tainan has several fruit shops and stalls that take advantage of the area’s abundance fresh produce.  My favourite fruit stall is the Tai-cheng Fruit Shop at No 80 Zhengxing Street … Continue reading

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Saturday morning at the markets

Over the last few months we have developed a family tradition: going for a walk together to the local ‘wet’ markets on Saturday morning.  We usually go to the roadside markets along Linkou St in Xinyi District, but sometimes we go … Continue reading

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