- 李安電影「飲食男女」美食設 計總監1994
- 電影「少年PI奇幻漂流記」 餐飲總監
- 2011 Founding Chairman of Chinese Restaurant Foundation
- TV, Radio Host/Food Critic
- Director Food Designer of Ang Lee’s movie “Eat Drink Man Woman”
- Catering Director of the movie “Life of Pi”
“我在威州馬拉松郡沃沙市種參46年，深深體會到氣候 與養生之間存在著密不可分的對應關係，人要修身養性、 健康長壽，首先要瞭解自然界的變化規律及其特點，正所 謂「養生重在順時」，根據春、夏、秋、冬四時的變化規 律調整體質，可起到事半功倍的養生效果。反觀現代人的 快節奏生活，導致快餐文化的盛行，讓人們往往忽視了自 身的身體健康，加上高鹽、高油、高膽固醇的飲食習慣， 讓我們的身體機能逐漸衰退。華人講究食療，何謂食療？ 食療是一種中醫及亞洲醫學的固有醫學概念，研究食物對 維持健康及防治疾病的作用，即所謂「醫食同源」。在中 國及亞洲國家，食療的傳統概念及智慧深入民間。中醫食 療所選用的大部分滋補藥膳，確實能增強體質以及免疫系 統功能，其所含營養成分能有效地補充人體能量和改善人 體的營養狀態，達到滋補強身、防病治病、延年益壽的功 效。46年來我們全家人都以花旗參做為日常食療保健，身 體狀況一直很好，多年來，只得過3次輕微感冒，而且很快 就痊癒了。
“自2019年底新冠疫情爆發以來，增強身體抵抗力已成為 重中之重，除了外在佩戴口罩做好防護措施之外，強化內 在對機體的抵抗能力也是非常必要的。因此，許氏提供多 種天然健康滋補食材，其中包括地道威州花旗參、日本北 海道干貝及昆布、天然海參、花膠、響螺等，並搭配優質 中藥食材，與知名美食家林慧懿老師合作，推出適合二十 四節氣養生食譜系列─老許靚湯，並將食譜製作成2021年 月曆，將十二道老少咸宜，美味滋補的湯品介紹給大家， 所有煲湯秘方均對身體有極大的滋補作用，是居家養生必 備的絕佳食譜，也希望新的一年，大家都能平安健康。”
“I have planted ginseng in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin for over 46 years. During that time, I have observed the inseparable link between the environment, climate and preventative healthcare. To cultivate the mind and live a long and healthy life, we must first understand the rules and characteristics affecting change in nature. As “health maintenance shall align with time in different solar terms”, adapting our body to the cyclicality of the four annual seasons may double the effect of health preservation.
“However, due to our fast-paced lifestyle, speed and convenience is of utmost importance. Unfortunately, fast-food culture is popular nowadays, making people often neglect their personal health and long-term effects of diet and stress. Along with the unhealthy habit of eating food high in salt, fat and cholesterol, our body functions and cardiovascular exercise are gradually declining as our work and free time is more sedentary. Chinese people favor consuming a wholesome diet and treating food and lifestyle as a therapy for what ails modern society. What is the secret of dietary therapy? This belief is an intrinsic medical concept rooted in traditional Chinese medicine and Asian health practice, which investigates the role of food in maintaining health and preventing diseases (i.e. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”) In China and other Asian countries, the traditional concept and wisdom of dietary therapy has long been a common approach to promoting active, healthy lifestyles among its people. Most nourishing maintenance diets used in TCM dietary therapy can indeed help improve physique and boost the immune system. The nutrients in the food, spices and herbs consumed can effectively replenish energy and improve the overall nutrition used by the body. In this way, people can nourish and strengthen their body, to assist in the natural way that the body fights off and resists diseases, which in turn may prolong life or lead to healthier aging. Having planted ginseng for 46 years and using American Ginseng as daily dietary therapy, our family has been healthy for 3 generations now in the United States since my arrival in 1969. Over that time, the number of times I felt sick or fell ill was 3 times and in all cases it was minor and I was able to recover quickly to return to work.
“Since the outbreak of COVID-19 epidemic at the end of 2019, how to strengthen our immune system and prevent infection has become of vital importance. Besides wearing a mask and taking other protective measures, enhancing our resistance to the virus within our body is also essential. Hence, the Hsu Family decided that this year we would provide several natural, healthy nourishing food ingredients, such as American Ginseng grown in Wisconsin, dried scallop and seaweed from Hokkaido, natural sea cucumbers, fish maw and conch from around the world, in combination with high-quality traditional Chinese medicine ingredients. Working with Theresa Lin, a lauded celebrity food critic, the Hsu Family launched “Hsu’s Cantonese Style Gourmet Soups” series aligned with the 24 solar terms. We also designed a monthly recipe calendar for 2021 to introduce 12 kinds of delicious and nourishing soups or stews, which are suitable for all ages, including your parents and children. All these secret soup recipes will nourish your body, mind and spirit, which is essential for your health preservation. We wish you a peaceful and healthy new year, from our family here in Wisconsin!”
Founder & Chairman of Board
Hsu’s Ginseng Enterprises, Inc.