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Advice to Parents Dining With Small Children in a Chinese Restaurant

You thought it was just

Food they wore

But tip in accordance

With the rice on the floor.

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He Knows What’s Good

Four year old Chris reached for a piece of bread while we were dining at a restaurant.  Then picked up his knife and scooped up a piece of butter.  He was about to spread the butter on the bread . He looked at the butter, looked at the bread, put down the bread, spread the butter on his hand and licked it off.

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Peking Duck Explained

Grace Chu taught me how to make Peking Duck.   The first step was to obtain a duck that had a head and neck so that one could tie a string around the neck and hang it in an airy place to dry out.  This would later make for a crisp skin. It was a beautiful breezy summer day so I raised the sash on the kitchen window and hung the duck by his neck.  Four year old Chris stares at this display and says, “I know why it’s called Peking Duck!  He’s peeking at us!”

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