Nothing brings people together like food. Last Tuesday, celebrity chef Martin Yan (of Yan Can Cook fame) was invited to the residence of US Ambassador Gary Locke to whip up a showcase dinner for Chinese media pairing American produce with Chinese cuisine.
The seven-course meal featured ingredients flown in directly from the US, including Washington State cherries, Florida oranges, Wisconsin ginseng and Alaskan seafood.
Gary and Mona Locke also got their hands dirty in the kitchen to serve jiaozi made with American turkey (wonder what that tastes like!) and minced pork wrap made with US pork.
Food exports from the United States to China totalled just under $20 billion in 2011.
Photos from Yahoo China.