Prefer Pu'erh?

We recently received a head's up about this wonderful article and wanted to share:

I can't wake up without Pu'er tea. I like mine from the Imperial Tea Court in Berkeley. It's a fermented black tea. I like it because it feels gentle on my stomach but it's pretty caffeine-rich, so it's nice in the mornings. It tastes really, really earthy, almost chocolatey. Sometimes I add a sliver of fresh ginger root to the pot to sweeten it.

 Quote from Fanny Singer

It would be a challenge to devise a more epicurean upbringing than Fanny Singer's. Her father is importer, winemaker and restaurateur Stephen Singer. Her mother is legendary chef Alice Waters, who celebrates the 40th anniversary of her restaurant, Chez Panisse, this year.

Ms. Singer was born in Chez Panisse's 12th year, and her life among its chefs inspired a children's book ("Fanny at Chez Panisse"), a café (Café Fanny in Berkeley, Calif.) and a granola blend (Café Fanny granola, for sale at select gourmet stores).

Now three years into an art history Ph.D. at King's College, Cambridge, the 27-year-old shared how she adapts her Berkeley upbringing to cramped British student housing.

I'm living in a delightful hostel called King's Parade across from King's College chapel. I share a minuscule kitchen with about eight people. It's a 2-by-5-meter rectangle with an electric stove, electric oven, scant counter space, the requisite microwave (which I've never used) and a toaster. We've jerry-rigged all kinds of ways to eat in my room.                 . . . . .   Read Entire Article