Steven Crook
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2017/06/03 | Steven Crook
Adore Pork? You Will Love Taiwan
'Until the late 1990s, Taiwan was the world’s number two exporter of pork — behind Denmark but ahead of the United States.'
2017/04/23 | Steven Crook
Foot Massage Pushes All the Right Buttons
Taiwan continues to embrace this 2,000-year-old tradition and it is now popular among locals and travelers.
2017/04/16 | Steven Crook
Accessing the Best of Alishan in Taiwan
How can you travel one of Taiwan's most popular tourist attractions?
2017/03/19 | Steven Crook
The Taiwanese Hamburger Goes Global
'Taiwan’s culinary scene is nothing if not inventive, so it’s no surprise dozens of guabao variations are available.'
2017/02/19 | Steven Crook
South Taiwan’s Hakka Strongholds (Part 2)
Taiwan’s southern half is a stronghold of Taiwanese Holo culture, and it’s where you will find the ancient former capital, Tainan, as well as Kaohsiung. At the same time, the south has intriguing pockets of Hakka culture and tradition waiting to be explored.
2017/02/08 | Steven Crook
South Taiwan’s Hakka Strongholds (Part One)
Taiwan’s southern half is a stronghold of Taiwanese Holo culture, and it’s where you will find the ancient former capital, Tainan, as well as Kaohsiung. At the same time, the south has intriguing pockets of Hakka culture and tradition waiting to be explored.
2017/02/01 | Steven Crook
Guabao: Getting a Handle on the Taiwanese 'Hamburger' (Plus Recipe)
Compared to the cult-like veneration of beef noodles, hot pot, and stinky tofu in Taiwan, the guabao (割包 or 刈包) is an underappreciated snack. What English-speakers often call 'the Taiwanese hamburger' is available in every town and city, but certainly not on every street, nor even in many night markets.
2017/01/05 | Steven Crook
Taiwan’s Export Processing Zones: Forward-looking at 50
Previously home to light, assembly-type industries, Taiwan's exporting zones now mainly serve tech-oriented electronics operations.
2016/11/05 | Steven Crook
Shopping for Tradition in Taiwan
You might want to take some time to wander around the 'old streets' in Taiwan.
2016/10/22 | Steven Crook
INTERVIEW: American Travel Writer on Taiwan's 'Subtle Magic'
Joshua Samuel Brown will be heading back to Taiwan in January 2017 to begin on his fourteenth book, a hybrid travelogue/guidebook titled, 'Formosa Moon for Things Asian Press.'
2016/10/15 | Steven Crook
Taiwan’s Versatile and Wonderful Bamboo
One of the British royal family’s official photographers once said that the bamboos of Taiwan were a 'remarkable feature.'
2016/10/12 | Steven Crook
Visiting Taiwan in the Fall
As temperatures start dropping in Taiwan, what does the island-nation have to offer visitors?
2016/08/30 | Steven Crook
Navigating Rough Waters: Taiwan’s Yacht Industry
The growing market for larger vessels and the emergence of domestic demand offer hope for the industry.
2016/08/02 | Steven Crook
Chimei Museum’s Violins and Tools of Violence
Industrialist Shi Wen-long shares his eclectic and fascinating collection of art and artifacts through his private museum.