Chef Chen Zejia is an expert in Chiu Chow cuisine and has cooked for various Chinese leaders. Pictures: Edmond So

Cooking for Deng Xiaoping and Li Peng: a Shantou chef recalls good times, and trying to make tradition more healthy

Chen Zejia, the chef and director of the Chaozhou Cuisine Research Centre, who once cooked for senior Chinese officials, laments the laziness of the younger generation

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Chef Chen Zejia is an expert in Chiu Chow cuisine and has cooked for various Chinese leaders. Pictures: Edmond So
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Bernice Chan

Bernice Chan

Bernice Chan is a senior writer on the Culture desk. She samples more than her share of dishes around Hong Kong and writes about people and issues that make an impact on the city.