Drunk in China: Baijiu and Chinese Banqueting Culture 醉在中國：白酒與中國飲宴文化
China created the world’s oldest alcoholic beverage in 7000 BCE and never looked back. Enjoyed for centuries and lauded by poets, baijiu is the world’s best selling liquor, yet still barely visible outside China. Derek Sandhaus, author of Drunk in China, explores this conundrum with Fuchsia Dunlop, award-winning author of many books about Chinese cuisine, including her latest, The Food of Sichuan. Author and founder of Beijing’s Black Sesame Kitchen, Jen Lin Liu, joins us live from her new restaurant in Beijing to lead a wide-ranging conversation about Chinese drinking and banqueting culture. Derek Sandhaus, Fuchsia Dunlop and Jen Liu Liu will join virtually. In ENGLISH, and available online 24 hours later with CHINESE subtitles.
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白酒是世上已知最古老的酒精飲品，其歷史最早可追溯至公元前7000年的中國。多年來，它廣為歷代詩人所享受和稱道，時至今日已時世上最暢銷的酒類－雖然在中國以外仍然比較少見。《Drunk in China》的 Derek Sandhaus 和《The Food of Sichuan》等等的 Fuchsia Dunlop 將在這次分享會上跟觀眾跟我們揭開各項難題。由作家及Beijing’s Black Sesame Kitchen的創辦人 Jen Lin Liu主持，開展有關中國飲食文化的對談。Derek Sandhaus, Fuchsia Dunlop 和 Jen Liu Liu 將會線上參與。 節目以英語進行， 中文字幕將於24小時後提供在線上觀看。
Featuring (click on author names to read more)
Derek Sandhaus has published five books on Chinese history and culture, including Drunk in China: Baijiu and the World’s Oldest Drinking Culture and Tales of Old Hong Kong.
Fuchsia Dunlop is an award-winning cook and food writer specialising in Chinese cuisine.
Jen Lin-Liu is the author of two cooking memoirs, Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey through China and On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta.