My not quite son-in-law is stage managing a play in China, and writes:
I looked at the pictures of Mayor Koch and you in your kitchen last week and it worked fine. Now I’m here in Shenzhen & Internet Explorer isn’t able to open your Blog. See! That’s what you get for all those nasty things you said about the Chinese baby formulas and pet foods!
I guess he’s referring to my posts on the deliberate adulteration of pet food and infant formula with melamine. Is this site really blocked? If so, is it really a threat to the Chinese state?
Seems far-fetched, no? Anyone know anything about this?
Next public appearance
This is a conversation about 101 Classic Cookbooks, 501 Classic Recipes (Rizzoli Books, 2013), with Clark Wolf, Marvin Taylor (curator NYU Fales Library), Rose Levy Beranbaum (author, The Cake Bible), and Madhur Jaffrey (actor and author). 7:30 p.m. 92ndY Tribeca, 200 Hudson St, Price $15, RSVP: here