Popcorn and Waffles
On a recent trip to China and for the first time in fourteen years, I saw a street vendor that sold chocolate popcorn. I’ve seen popcorn vendors before, but none that sold chocolate popcorn.
On this cold morning, the wise vendor set up his mobile stand only feet away from a busy bus and taxi stop. The popcorn smelled wonderful! As a result, the man stayed very busy as he prepared the treat and sold it.
The vendor was gracious to allow me to take pictures; something not everyone will do.
He also sold another food item, which I can only describe as a huge waffle. The man would pour the batter into a heavy iron mold with depressions that were much deeper than I had ever seen on any other waffle iron.
The waffles were cooked to a perfect golden brown every time serving up an aroma that was both tempting and comforting. I would have tipped my hat to this hard-working guy, but the weather was much too cold to take my hat off!
To learn more, check out my book, Lessons from China: A Westerner’s Cultural Education.
It’s Launch Week for Lessons from China
Once again, and thanks to all of you, for a period of time yesterday, Lessons from China: A Westerner’s Cultural Education made it up the Amazon.com rankings to #5 in travel related books on Asia and China. My heartfelt thanks goes out to all of you because you are making the publication of this book an enjoyable success from day one. Lessons is already making its way into Europe and Singapore!
Also, Lessons from China is available as an e-book on Amazon’s Kindle and Barnes & Noble’s Nook!
Lessons from China: A Westerner’s Cultural Education is available on Amazon.com, Smile.Amazon.com (to donate a portion of the sale to Global Partners in Life), bn.com, and in Barnes and Noble stores and a variety of other bookstores and online booksellers.
Note: If you don’t see the book on the shelf at your local bookstore, just ask the sales clerk to order it for you. The booksellers are eager to accommodate you, whenever possible. Independent bookstores can order the book through Bookmasters.
More great news is still to come, so stay tuned.