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Bottled in China brings you into Asia's food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.

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Bottled in China brings you into Asia's food and drink scene through conversations with the some of the most happening personalities. Hosted by Emilie Steckenborn, the show is your one spot for all things food, beer, wine and spirits from across the world.

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Delightful subjects and insightful interviews!

By Jerome Shaw 🤲🏾 - Mar 11 2020
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Listened to “Spreading Awareness” episode. Love the intro music. Got me in the mood for food. You have such a vibrant podcast voice! I can feel the passion you have for people to learn more and benefit from the material. Your excitement got me excited! This episode made me want to come to China. Things seem to be moving very quickly there. I also enjoyed learning more about nut butters. I too have finished whole jars of peanut butter (it’s a thing). Had NO IDEA I could just make my own! I enjoy your interview style. You seem to do a lot of your own research before interviewing. You ask great questions and bring out the best in each person. Loved the segment about Jack Ma as he is someone I revere and respect for business sense and world change. Great podcast! Recommend to anyone interested in food and drink conversations in China.

Global Foodies

By Sarah 🍷 - Oct 21 2019
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Crazy to think how fast China is changing in F&B. Cool podcast to see what’s happening in the market and gain some real perspective about the industry. Excellent insights to the wine and drink market from a real pro.

iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
Average Ratings
31
1
0
1
0

Delightful subjects and insightful interviews!

By Jerome Shaw 🤲🏾 - Mar 11 2020
Read more
Listened to “Spreading Awareness” episode. Love the intro music. Got me in the mood for food. You have such a vibrant podcast voice! I can feel the passion you have for people to learn more and benefit from the material. Your excitement got me excited! This episode made me want to come to China. Things seem to be moving very quickly there. I also enjoyed learning more about nut butters. I too have finished whole jars of peanut butter (it’s a thing). Had NO IDEA I could just make my own! I enjoy your interview style. You seem to do a lot of your own research before interviewing. You ask great questions and bring out the best in each person. Loved the segment about Jack Ma as he is someone I revere and respect for business sense and world change. Great podcast! Recommend to anyone interested in food and drink conversations in China.

Global Foodies

By Sarah 🍷 - Oct 21 2019
Read more
Crazy to think how fast China is changing in F&B. Cool podcast to see what’s happening in the market and gain some real perspective about the industry. Excellent insights to the wine and drink market from a real pro.
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Bottled in China

Latest release on Oct 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Turning Used Cooking Oil into Biofuel with Liu Shutong, Founder of MotionEco

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A messy problem with a green solution.
In today's podcast we sit down with CEO of MotionEco, Shu Tong about how his company sources used cooking oil in China and converts into biodiesel.

This is the core issue: China has lots of food waste. It includes massive amounts of used cooking oil. The oil is often collected illegally and traded unethically, sometimes returning to the restaurants through a shady black market. MotionEco offers a legal, ethical and sustainable alternative to waste cooking oil management.
Today, we sit down to discuss the efficiency of biofuel, how MotionEco is looking to disrupted the local biodiesel market and its future in China.

Yo can find more information here: http://www.motioneco.com/

Read the newest stories and visit us at https://www.bottledinchina.com/

Thanks for listening!

Mar 11 2019

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Rank #2: South African Wines Unearthed with Marcus Ford of Wines of South Africa

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CALLING ALL WINE LOVERS!

South African wines are more exciting than ever.

In today’s podcast we sit down with Marcus Ford, Asia Market Manager of Wines of South Africa to discuss all there’s to know about SA wines.

Working in the wine trade in Shanghai for since 1999, Ford started off as a Sommelier at M on the Bund and then Co-Founded fine wine retailer Pudao Wines.

Today, we sit down to discuss misperceptions of South Africa wines and break down the countries’ most upcoming regions. We also discuss what exciting varietals to keep an eye one and why you should switch your Chardonnay for  Chenin Blanc.

Find more resources here: https://www.wosa.co.za/home/

Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on inst @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!

Nov 07 2019

31mins

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Rank #3: China's Wine Market, Then & Now with Wine Expert Dan Siebers

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Dan Siebers is an accomplished sommelier and China market expert. He’s been in the industry since the late 1990s and has seen it all. Dan has seen the market shift at a spectacular pace, which has given him a very local and up-close perspective on the market, its past, its present, and the future of wine in China.

In this podcast we discuss the market evolution, what beverage trends millenials are setting and what the ultra premium wine consumer is going after. You'd be suprised, it's no longer Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (DRC)!

Want to know more about Cult Wines and wine investments?
Reach out to Dan via Linkedin @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/dan-siebers-1a17bb14/

Make sure to check the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com
and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify!

Aug 15 2019

49mins

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Rank #4: Taiwan's Craft Beer Revolution with Peter Huang from Taihu Brewing

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What's brewing in Taiwan? We're joined by Peter Huang, Managing Partner of Taihu Brewing, the country's leading craft brewery. In this episode we talk everything from black sesame beer, sour beer and innovation in Taiwan beer industry.

In just three years, Taihu Brewing has created a name for itself with their experimental and quality driven beers that are sure to put Taiwan on the beer map.
You'll want to make sure you've got a beer in hand for this episode!

Click here : https://www.taihubrewing.com/
Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com

Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!

Feb 21 2017

28mins

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Rank #5: China’s Growing Oyster Obsession with Rudy Guo, Executive Director of Oysterliscious

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Today we sit down with Rudy Guo, Executive Director of Oysterliscious Group in Shanghai. We discuss his journey in the F&B industry and the growing obsession of oysters in Asia. 

Based in Shanghai for over eleven years, Rudy Guo shares with us how a simple fast food from Qing Dynasty now fetches hundreds of RMB for his top oyster. Today, we discuss how oysters are traditionally consumed  in China. We also discover hi favorite wine and beer oyster pairings. 

Make sure to check out his restaurants if you’re in town! 

C Pearl Shanghai:

  • Wechat: cpearlshanghai
  • Phone: 021-50391597
  • Century Link Mall, 5/F, Room 008, near Weifang Lu
  • 世纪大道1192号世纪汇广场5楼008室, 近潍坊路

C Pearl Beijing:

  • Wechat: cpearlbeijing55
  • Phone: 010-57245886
  • Yanshaqiao, Xinyuan Jie, Shunyuanli, Bldg 14, Room 14-2, near Xinyuan Nan Lu, Beijing, China,
  • +86 010 5724 5886
  • 中国北京, 燕莎桥新源街顺源里14号楼14-2号, 近新源南路

Osteria:

  • Wechat: osteriaoyster
  • Phone 联系电话: 02162568998
  • 226 Jinxian Lu, near Shaanxi Nan Lu, Shanghai, China
  • 中国上海, 进贤路226号, 近陕西南路

Plump Oyster:

  • Wechat: ThePlumpOysterBar
  • Phone 联系电话: 021-54183175
  • Lane 169, Jianguo Middle Road, Tianzifang 3/F, Room 301
  • 建国中路169号田子坊3喽301室, 近瑞金二路

Dayi HotPot:

  • WeChat: dagulu418
  • Phone 联系电话: 021-53099819
  • No.418 Dagu Lu, Jing’an District
  • 静安区大沽路418号大一海鲜火锅料理

Yazu:

  • Wechat: YakuShanghai2019
  • Phone 联系电话: 19901742629
  • 165 Yude Lu, 1/F, Unit 05, near Zhongcao Lu
  • 中国上海, 裕德路165号1F-05,近中漕路

Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!

Sep 29 2019

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Rank #6: Radical Winemaking with Sasa Radikon

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Today we speak to cult status producer Sasa Radikon. Based in Friuli Italy, Sasa’s family was the region’s pioneer of “orange” wines. Today, Sasa joins us to demystify natural wines, how it’s made and how to serve them.

Orange wine is simply white wine made using a red wine method. This means that the white grape skins are used during the winemaking process to extract aromas, flavours and texture. The result is an orange coloured wine with full of flavours!

Radikon is a pioneer of the natural wine movement in Italy. It’s also recognized as the pinnacle of orange wines, a radical winemaking style that his family has perfected after 25 years of winemaking history. 

Find more about Radikon Wines at: https://www.radikon.it/en/

Want to try it in China? Reach out to the team at Zefiro-GSL (https://www.zefiro-group.com/intro_eng.html)

Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on instagram @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!

Dec 04 2019

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Rank #7: Street Food & Bourbon Aged Beer with Dave Bob from Kentucky Ale

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Taiwan is famed for it's lively night markets lined with food stalls that serve up local specialties.
Today, I'm joined with "Bar & Club Personality of the Year" Dave Bob who is now the Senior Brand Rep for Kentucky Ale & Town Branch Spirits based in Taiwan.

A foodie at heart, we discuss what it's like growing up in Vermont, Beijing BBQ, the success story of Dr Pearse Lyons', founder of Kentucky Ale & Alltech. Finally, we talk about Dave Bob's favorite beer & food pairings.

Check out the Kentucky Ale rage of beers :http://www.kentuckyale.com/

Questions? Suggestions? We want to hear from you! Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com

Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!

Mar 09 2017

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Rank #8: The Rise of Premium Chinese Coffee with Bryan from Lanna Coffee

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Chinese coffee? Many people might not know that there's great quality coffee produced in Yunnan, China.
Today, we talk to founder Bryan Rakphongphairoj from Lanna Coffee about Yunnan coffee and what's going on in the coffee scene here in China. Yunnan is mostly recognized for it's stunning natural beauty, its famous Puer tea and home to 24 different ethnic minorities. In the last decade, Yunnan has also become China's leading coffee producing region.

Seven years ago, Bryan decided to drop everything and move to Yunnan to better understand the regions coffee potential. Brave move indeed! In this podcast we discuss the uprise of coffee culture in China, quality and sustainability of the coffee industry in Yunnan and the future of the Chinese coffee industry.

Click here for awesome Chinese coffee beans: www.lannacoffee.cn
Or grab a cup at: 8 Yuyan Rd, JingAn District / 愚园东路8号(铜仁路)
618 East Yanan rd, Huagpu Distrcit / 延安东路618号(近广西北路)

Contact us: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com

Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu.
Finally, thank you for listening!

Apr 23 2017

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Rank #9: Never Bet Against Pizza with Alex Cree, Cofounder of Baozza

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First launched in Beijing and now in Shanghai, Baozza is becoming a hot trend. It's the perfect example of assimilation of cultures. Baozza is still a very traditional bao, made with great care to preserve its characteristic softness and fluffy texture. The pizza stuffing is also traditional because Alex uses imported Italian tomatoes and mozzarella to achieve the universal, beloved pizza flavor.

“China doesn’t really have the dollar slice; it generally hasn’t been a really successful category,” Alex says. Baozza is looking to be a new category and even a substitute for pizza for some people.

While some would see this as pushing boundaries just remember, never bet against Pizza!

Check them out at www.baozza.com or reach out on WeChat at baozza, Instagram @baozza and Facebook at www.facebook.com/baozza
You can finally find them at CityShop in Shanghai so you can ensure you have some stock at the office in case you have any immediate pizza cravings!
Chek out their shop in Shanghai: B1, Pacific Fresh City Mall, 199 Songhu Lu, near Zhengmin Lu, Yangpu district / 杨浦区淞沪路199号太平洋森活天地B1, 近政民路

Make sure to check the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com
and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify!

Jul 28 2019

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Rank #10: China's First Cultivated Meat Technology with Carrie Chan, Co-Founder of Avant Meats

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“I just had to do something,” said Carrie Chan, co-founder of Avant Meat, a company devoted to the development of cultured meat in Hong Kong.

Today we speak with Carrie Chan, Co-Founder of Avant Meat, China's first-ever cultured meat technology company. founded in 2018, alongside Dr. Mario Chin, they chose to produce fish, fish fillets, and especially fish maw for their business model. Fish maw is essentially the swimming bladder large fish use to navigate, a vital organ made of a single type of cell. It’s considered a delicacy but has many applications in the Asian kitchen. It's a real opportunity to make cheap cell-grown meat fast, and economically viable.

Reach out at : https://www.avantmeats.com/ 

Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on inst @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!

Oct 23 2019

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Rank #11: Reinventing the Bao: Alex Xu owner of Baoism transforms Shanghai street food

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Reinventing traditional street food for a new generation is no small task. Owner/Chef Alex Xu of Baoism joins us to discuss street food and his trendy restaurant: Baoism that takes Shanghai traditional breakfast food to a whole new level!

A traditional Chinese breakfast starts with a "Bao", a simple steamed bun with various fillings that you'll find scattered around the city shops. Alex Xu's Baoism takes these simple everyday dishes to a new level with scrumptious fillings like "HongShao rou" or otherwise known as slow cooked pork. His creations bring us old traditions wrapped up with new ideas. In this podcast we discuss where these inspirations came from and what drives his vision moving forward.

Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!

Dec 25 2016

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Rank #12: Booming Australian Wines in China with David Lucas Regional GM of North Asia

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In the last few weeks, Australian wines have officially taken over France as China's most imported country by volume. This might come as no surprise for those living in China who've witnessed the effort of Australian wine producers paving the way and a strong marketing campaign lead by Wine Australia.

Today we sit down with Wine Australia's Regional General Manager of North Asia, David Lucas to hear how Australian wines have quickly gained appreciation in China. With over 17 years in the beverage business in Asia, David is combining his experience as VP of Sales with a deep understanding of China to support producers understand this new market.

In this podcast, we deep dive into winning strategies several Australian wineries have implemented in China. We also find out what type of activities Wine Australia have organized for local tier markets. Finally, we find out if private labels for China are really as successful as they're made out to be.

Visit the Wine Australia website to find an abundance of resources and trade insights @ https://www.wineaustralia.com/
Make sure to read the full story and follow up on your favorite stories on https://www.bottledinchina.com/
Follow us on Instagram @bottle.in.china

If you liked the podcast make sure to subscribe and leave a comment!Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!

Jul 02 2019

44mins

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Rank #13: How Asia is Leading the Alternative Protein Industry with Sonalie Figueiras of Green Queen Media

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Have you ever wondered what are the shifting consumer behaviors towards alternative protein in Asia? 

Today we speak with industry leader and expert Sonalie Figueiras about  plant-based, cultivated and whole food meat, seafood and dairy alternatives in Asia.

Sonalie Figueiras is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Green Queen, Hong Kong's largest eco wellness media platform. She is also the Founder and CEO Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for  certified organic products.

 Find out more at https://www.greenqueen.com.hk/ 

Or visit their Instagram @greenqueenhk

Download their report The Asia Alternative to Protein Industry Report 2020 -  here

Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on insta @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!

May 03 2020

38mins

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Rank #14: How New Zealand is Leading the Way in Wine Innovation with Charlotte Read & Natalie Potts of NZ Winegrowers

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New Zealand is leader in sustainability, low alcohol wines and expressive Sauvignon Blanc, but that's not all!

In today's podcast we speak with Charlotte Read, GM of Marketing, and Natalie Potts, Market Manager for Asia at New Zealand Winegrowers about the countries latest innovations.

Show notes

05:50 -- NZ & Sustainability

07:50 -- Low alcohol wines

15:00 --  What are China's consumer view on sustainability

17:00 -- NZ white wine's performance in China

21:00 -- What are NZ Winegrowers doing in China to grow awareness in China and during COVID-19

  Learn more about NZ Winegrowers through their website: https://www.nzwine.com/ 

Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on insta @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 

Apr 14 2020

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Rank #15: WeChat Tips for Navigating China with Zhiwei, CEO of Penguin Guide

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Ever wonder how to leverage from Wechat, China's largest social media platform with over 1 billion users?
Zhiwei, CEO of Penguin Guide joins us today to discuss the evolution of online sales and marketing on China's largest social media platform: Wechat. With over half a million followers, Zhiwei founded a successful wine education and entertainment platform that has now branched out to food, wine, beer and so much more.

In this episode Zhiwei shares his insider tips on how to connect with your audience, how to build your brand and how to leverage sales through Wechat!
Follow them here: 企鹅吃喝指南 / Wechat ID: qiechihe

Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!
For inquiries or sponsorship please contact: emilie.steck@bottledinchina.com

Feb 07 2017

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Rank #16: Zamora Company, a global recipe for success with CEO Emilio Restoy Cabrera

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Emilio Restoy Cabrera, is CEO of a value-oriented wine and spirits conglomerate: Zamora Company. The Spanish Chemical Engineer, Marketing Expert, and MBA has climbed the corporate ladder of his own family business. He is the third generation running the business.

After overseeing domestic sales, marketing, and international accounts, Emilio carries the company on his shoulders. Zamora grew 17% last year and it hasn’t slowed down a bit; on the contrary, it’s blazing the market with full force.

So, what’s the secret of running a global company successfully?
“Our industry is very much about two things,” says Emilio, “The brands and the people. Family company values reflect that very much, it’s about caring for people, an obsession in quality, and a long-term view.”

For more info visit Zamora Company: https://zamoracompany.com/en/

Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify!

Sep 03 2019

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Rank #17: Caffein Reinvented with Daniel de Smeth of Highlite

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Mate is a traditional South American caffeinated drink that rose in popularity in Germany under the name Yerba-Mate. Today, Daniel de Smeth is bringing his favourite drink to Asia. In this podcast we discuss what exactly is Mate and how it sparked a revolution in the Berlin club and startup scene. We also discuss how his new product: Highlite got started.

Find Highlite at selected restaurants across Shanghai

Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com
and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify!

Aug 29 2019

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Rank #18: Dragons and Gin with Daniel Brooker, Owner & Maker of Dragon's Blood Gin

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Dragons are real and they come from Inner Mongolia.

Today we speak with Daniel Brooker, Owner and Maker of Dragon's Blood, a gin produced in Chifeng in Inner Mongolia.
With two distinct creations just released on the market, he’s taking his approach as a Chef and blending it into the world as a master distiller.
In this episode we discuss the name behind Dragon's Blood, how it all got started and his unique approach to distilling. He sources Dragon's Blood unique set of ingredients: wild juniper, Mongolian mountain pepper, and organic Yunnan golden roses, many of these, sourced straight from his farm. Daniel has a small on-site orchard, and he grows most of the ingredients that go into his still, making his creation one of the most handcrafted gins in the market.

Get in touch with Daniel on wechat @Danielbrooker

Twitter: @DragonsBloodGin
Instagram: @dragonsbloodgin

Feel free to send him an email at dragonblood@qq.com

Make sure to read the full story and follow up on your favorite stories on https://www.bottledinchina.com/
Follow us on Instagram @bottle.in.china
If you liked the podcast make sure to subscribe and leave a comment!

Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken, our Editor Jeff and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!

May 06 2019

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Rank #19: Peruvian Chifas and Sexy Tapas with Chef Carlos Sotomayor from Elefante

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Have you heard of "Chifa", the Peruvian style Chinese cuisine emerging in Peru? In this episode we talk with Chef Carlos from Elefante, about what it was like growing up in Peru and his adventures in the culinary world here in China.

Chef Carlos Sotomayor is part of the well respected El Willy Group that brought the original "sexy" tapas to China. In this episode we talk about the food evolution in Peru from quinoa to "Chifa" and also the evolution of fine dinning in China.
Click here to eat some sexy food: http://www.elwillygroup.com/
Or contact Chef Carlos here: carlos@el-efante.com

Thank you to our Producer, Ryan Shuken and our Production Editor David Xu. Finally, thank you for listening!

Jan 17 2017

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Rank #20: Plastic Free Hospitality with Cassia Patel Project Director at Oceanic Global Foundation

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Globally, we buy millions of plastic bottles per minute, yet 91% of plastic bottles are not recycled. Today, we speak with Cassia Patel, Program Director at Oceanic Global Foundation about cost effective options to support a plastic free hospitality.

Oceanic Global launched The Oceanic Standard, an easy step-by-step guide for restaurants, event spaces, hotels, bars, nightlife venues and more to adopt sustainable practices that empower consumers to make conscious choices while meeting both business and environmental needs.

Find out more: https://oceanic.global/who-we-are/

Want to make to make a difference? Download the hospitality report here.

Follow the latest stories at www.bottledinchina.com or check us out on insta @bottled.in.china and make sure to like and subscribe on iTunes and Spotify! 

Apr 17 2020

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