Sunday, 15 January 2012
Food Fact of the Day
You can now get Begals in Beijing that compete with the New York Bagel, in almost any flavour- including fig and walnut- but never the traditional poppy seed.
This is because poppy seeds of any variety, for any purpose, are banned in China, due to their connection with Opium, and the reminder they bring of the Opium Wars.
From Our Correspondant, in Beijing- Boazi. Many Thanks.