The Honorable Concubine’s Favorite Fruit
First Food Shipped by Refrigerated Transport
“Eunuchs gallop up in continuous succession,
“Bearing delicacies for the Imperial kitchens.”
— Tu Fu, “Ballad of Lovely Women” 
It was the eighth century. The eunuchs were Imperial couriers, a kind of Chinese Pony Express.
Their saddlebags were crammed full of Continue reading