Trainspotting, from Beijing to the Berkshires (Karen’s Letter, August 2011)

Trains have been on my mind since April, when I tried the new service from Shanghai to Hangzhou. The plum and cherry trees were in full bloom and the weeping willows freshly in leaf - what a day to see the West Lake for the first time! And how incredible it seemed that high-tech companies like

Perfect meal for jetlag

Waterzooi is odd thing to eat on arrival in Beijing, but it turns out to be a perfect dish when one is fresh off a three-flight trip from Hawaii. Here's Julia Child's recipe: http://www.nytimes.com/1987/05/17/dining/19870517child.html, and many thanks to Phil Baguet for his rendition. We drank Australian wine and then a French dessert wine I'd brought from

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