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Breakfasts of champions

(China Daily)

11:42, June 24, 2012

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An old Chinese saying goes: "Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper." Xiong Shouli has taken this to heart, and the 35-year-old's New Year's resolution has been to prepare something different for her 5-year-old son's breakfast every day of the year.

Friends told her she was copying the film Julie & Julia, in which young New Yorker Julie Powel tries to cook every recipe in celebrity chef Julia Child's cookbook within 365 days.

"But I've never seen the film," Xiong says.

"My intentions are simply to fulfill my duties as a mother."

Xiong works full time as an accountant in Jiangsu's provincial capital Nanjing in addition to taking care of her family.

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