Worldwide Locations

Worldwide Locations

Category: Lifestyle

From Mumbai to Los Angeles, Norouz Highlights Persistence of Persian Traditions

Naan berenji, buttery rice cookies, are a Persian staple that you're especially likely to see in and around Norouz celebrations. (Molly Sheridan/Three Points Kitchen/Flickr)
Lifestyle

On March 20, Iranians and the Persian diaspora will celebrate the new year and the arrival of Spring with celebrations all over the world.

Interview: Food Writer Louisa Shafia Brings 'New Persian Kitchen' Into Every Home

Lifestyle

On the eve of Norouz, Louisa Shafia, author of Lucid Food and the upcoming New Persian Kitchen, shares her insights into Persian food and hospitality.

Multimedia: 'Ramen Dreams' Chef Picks His Five Best Ramen Joints in United States

Chicken-based tori paitan broth at Totto Ramen in New York, N.Y. (Keizo Shimamoto)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

A ramen fanatic who consumes an estimated 600 bowls a year, the subject of Michael McAteer's award-winning short film, names his favorite ramen spots in America.

Video: Lil Buck Dances From Memphis to China to Stephen Colbert

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Lifestyle

Watch a variety of videos featuring Charles "Lil Buck" Riley, who traveled to China in 2011 with Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations and recently appeared on The Colbert Report.

Video: Yao Ming Talks Hoops, Animals and Wine in Texas

Yao Ming during his interview at Asia Society Texas Center on February 12. (Douglas Bolduc/Asia Society)
Lifestyle

Former Houston Rocket (and budding vigneron) Yao Ming makes his first visit to Asia Society Texas Center since attending the groundbreaking in 2008.

Evan Osnos: 'Simply Put, ChinaFile is Indispensable'

Lifestyle

Today marks the official launch of ChinaFile, a new website project by Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations that promises "a wealth of resources in English for the aspiring China Hand."

Video: 'Perennial Plate' Filmmakers Condense Culinary Odyssey Across India

Lifestyle

Food writers and filmmakers Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine trekked across India for their acclaimed web series The Perennial Plate — and have the viral hit to prove it.

Photos: Watch Beijing's Air Quality Get Worse and Worse and Worse and ...

Looking south toward Beijing's Bell and Drum Towers from north of the city's second ring road in the afternoon on January 12, 2013. (David Green/China Air Daily)
Lifestyle

As the "airpocalypse" continues in northern China, we check in with Michael Zhao, founder of Asia Society's China Air Daily website project, to see if there are any signs of hope.

Burberry, Baijiu and Bo: Five Lessons Learned in China's Luxury Market in 2012

Prada store in Plaza 66 on Nanjing West Road, Shanghai, taken on March 22, 2011. (Remko Tanis/Flickr)
Lifestyle

Despite an overall more challenging year, Western luxury brands remain optimistic about China — and for good reason, reports Avery Booker.

Asia Blog's Top Five Posts of 2012

Lifestyle
The best Chinese restaurants in America, Oprah eating with her hands, and Obama's trip to Southeast Asia were among the most interesting topics to readers this year.