Vegetarian (and sometimes vegan) Sicilian-American trying to cook

 How do you feel about cooking? My family is Sicilian, so cooking good food has always been a staple in my family life. However, my parents became vegan this past year and we have had to get creative. Lately, we have been experimenting with cool vegan recipes and modifying some of our Sicilian traditions. Hopefully, …


How does the journal enrich your understanding of the conflict between China and Britain?

The journal makes me aware of the tension between China and Britain.  The journal proves how bad the relationship between the two governments were, but it also shows the racism that is rooted in the British.  William Almack talks about how he hated the fireworks and seems unappreciative of their hospitality, although it is apparent …


How did tea conquer Britain in the eighteenth and nineteenth century?

Britain has been increasingly taken over by tea from the 1600’s to the present day.  When tea hit the British markets, it had a slow claim to fame, peaking in the 1800’s.  Tea became a part of the Britsh culture, causing demands to rise.  It became a necessity to society and irreplacable.   This caused …