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“Roz Weitzman’s World of Chinese Comfort Food” – a baby ecookbook has been born!

Soon to be ePublished on : "Roz Weitzman's World of Chinese Comfort Food"


“Roz Weitzman’s World of Chinese Comfort Food” hits the ebook stores

Dearest friends,

The day has finally come, the day I was wondering recently if it ever would come!

But yes, beginning in May, 2012, with seven long months in the making, and hundreds of emails back and forth to service providers (editor, photo-enhancer, illustrator, cover designer, ebook formatter, and online epub retailers), not to mention the dozens of re-writes and edits, cooking the recipes over and over again, and hours spent before May amassing the recipes and photos, a book is born. I have given birth to a bouncing baby ecookbook – “Roz Weitzman’s World of Chinese Comfort Food”! And it’s not a lightweight at over 16,00o words, 120 Word pages, 70 recipes and over 100 photos and illustrations.

It’s just a thrill to know that the hard work has come to something; just knowing that I have been able to see the project to completion has been worth the effort.

In about a month, I will be releasing an illustrated version, substituting illustrations for the photos.

Plans for next projects you ask?

  • Getting the cookbook published in Chinese, Spanish, French, German
  • I have already started to compile and research the recipes for my next cookbook “Roz Weitzman’s World of Yunnan Food”.
  •  I still have my memoir on the back burner, the ideas percolating in my brain that would make the book a good read. The memoir is a combination of the trials and tribulations of the past, of growing up in a totally dysfunctional family, along with excerpts from my 100 plus, Letters From China. It’s heart warming and has a ‘happily ever after’ ending to the book.





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Check out my ebook, “Roz Weitzman’s World of Chinese Comfort Food” on

– Amazon at

– and

– where it will also be made available at the iBookstore and the Barnes and Noble NOOK bookstore™  in the very near future.

No need to purchase to write a review and many thanks in advance!


Challah Buns this morning

Made in my ‘Easy Bake Oven’!

Check out my latest recipe on GoKunming posts one of my Yunnan recipes every two weeks on the ezine. It serves as a resource for the people living in Kunming, mostly expats but some Chinese read it also. There are lots of interesting news, current events, programs, and information posted for the residents of this city/area. Expats especially like to learn recipes to cook the local food so this ezine is a valuable resource.

To be honest this is one of my favorite recipes, which I learned to cook recently from my Kunming friends. The sauce is really amazing and it can be made as spicy as you wish.

This will certainly be a featured recipe in my next cookbook, “Roz Weitzman’s World of Yunnan Food”.

Love, Roz

Born to be wild

Born to be wild

Hard to top this one…

After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to spend some time with you.”

The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally

. That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie. “What’s wrong, are you well?” she asked.

My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news. “I thought that it would be pleasant to spend some time with you,” I responded. “Just the two of us.” She thought about it for a moment, and then said, “I would like that very much.”

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on. She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel’s. “I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed, “she said, as she got into the car. “They can’t wait to hear about our meeting.”

We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. “It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small,” she said. “Then it’s time that you relax and let me return the favor,” I responded. During the dinner, we had an agreeable conversation – nothing extraordinary but catching up on recent events of each other’s life. We talked so much that we missed the movie. As we arrived at her house later, she said, “I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.” I agreed.

“How was your dinner date?” asked my wife when I got home. “Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,” I answered.

A few days later, my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn’t have a chance to do anything for her. Some time later, I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined. An attached note said: “I paid this bill in advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two plates – one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant for me. I love you, son.”

At that moment, I understood the importance of saying in time: “I LOVE YOU” and to give our loved ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is more important than your family. Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off till “some other time.”

Asparagus = Who Knew?

I found this very interesting. I am going out to buy some right away!…. Try this link too! Love, Roz

Asparagus — Who knew ? My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did this for over a month.. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3 lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week. Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3 months.

THE ARTICLE: Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a friend who had cancer.. He gave me a photocopied copy of an article, entitled, Asparagus for cancer printed in Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it here, just as it was shared with me: I am a biochemist, and have specialized in the relation of diet to health or over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that Asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked with him on his project We have accumulated a number of favorable case histories. Here are a few examples:

Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin’s disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.

Case No. 2 , A successful businessman 68 years old who suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. After years of medical treatments, including radiation without improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal.

Case No. 3, A man who had lung cancer. On March 5th 1971, he was put on the operating table where they found Lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the Asparagus therapy and immediately started taking it. By August, X-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had disappeared.. He is back at his regular business routine. Case No. 4, A woman who was troubled for a number of years with skin cancer. She finally developed different Skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after starting on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving government disability payments for an inoperable, terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus. I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of materia medica’, edited in1854 by a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates!

We would have other case histories but the medical establishment has interfered with our obtaining some of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to spread this good news and help us to gather a large number of case histories that will overwhelm the medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and natural remedy. For the treatment , asparagus should be cooked before using, and therefore canned asparagus is just as good as fresh. I have corresponded with the two leading canners of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or preservatives.

Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to make a puree, and store in the refrigerator. Give the Patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and evening. Patients usually show some improvement in 2-4 weeks.. It can be diluted with water and used as a cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do no harm and may be needed in some cases.

As a Biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what cures can prevent.’ Based on this theory, my wife and I have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with our meals. We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner. I take mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold. For years we have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as part of our regular checkups. The last blood survey, taken by a medical doctor who specializes in the nutritional approach to health, showed substantial improvements in all categories over the last one, and we can attribute these improvements to nothing but the asparagus drink.

As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better with the latest theories about cancer. Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called histones , which are believed to be active in controlling cell growth.. For that reason, I believe asparagus can be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth normalizer . That accounts for its action on cancer and in acting as a general body tonic. In any event, regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is a harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you from using it and it may do you much good. It has been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that asparagus is the highest tested food containing glutathione , which is considered one of the body’s most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.

Please send this article to everyone in your Address Book. The most unselfish act one can ever do is paying forward all the kindness one has received.

eChinacities sharing email

I found the following link while browsing and thought you might be interested:

Happy American Thanksgiving!

Tomorrow I am celebrating American Thanksgiving. It so international. I love it, and partly why I am here. On Friday I hope to add a picture or two.

I am going to have:
1) a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in an American owned Irish PUB called O’Reilly’s in Kunming China
2) Chef Sandra a German American doing the cooking
3) Roz (me) a Jewish Canadian educator who already celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving, but hey, what the heck
4) Jennifer, an American landscape designer from Texas
5) Lise, a Norwegian lawyer for a bio engineering joint venture
6) Esther, a Chinese who works for American gas station parts supplier
7) Michael, a Chinese American guy who put the 3G telephone system in Japan
8) organized together with my friend, William, a California entrepreneur living in Kunming for the past 10 years.

Senior Road Trip

Oldie but a goodie!

While on a road trip, an elderly coupleStopped At a roadside restaurant for lunch.

After finishing their meal, they left the

Restaurant, and resumed their trip.

When leaving, the elderly woman unknowinglyLeft her glasses on the table, and she didn’t Miss them until they had been driving for about forty minutes.

By then, to add to the aggravation, they
Had to travel quite a distance before
They could find a place to turn Around,
In order to return to the restaurant
To retrieve her glasses.

All the way back, the elderly husband
Became the classic grouchy old man.
He fussed and complained, and Scolded
His wife relentlessly during the
Entire return drive. The more he Chided her,The more agitated he became. He
Just wouldn’t let up for a single minute.

To her relief, they finally arrived at the restaurant.
As the woman got out of the
Car, and hurried inside to retrieve
Her glasses, the old Geezer yelled to her,

While you’re in there, you might as well
Get my hat and the credit card.

This coming week is National Senior MentalHealth Week. You can do YOUR part ByRemembering to contact at least one Unstable Senior to show you care..
I have now done MY part.

The Jewish Deli

Watch this video..a lovely walk down memory lane….loved this video, I’m 100% sure you will too.


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