Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China

ISBN-10: 0393332888
ISBN-13: 9780393332889
Edition: 2009
Authors: Fuchsia Dunlop
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Description: After fifteen years spent exploring China and its food, Fuchsia Dunlop finds herself in an English kitchen, deciding whether to eat a caterpillar she has accidentally cooked in some home-grown vegetables. How can something she has eaten readily in  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/24/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

After fifteen years spent exploring China and its food, Fuchsia Dunlop finds herself in an English kitchen, deciding whether to eat a caterpillar she has accidentally cooked in some home-grown vegetables. How can something she has eaten readily in China seem grotesque in England? The question lingers over this “autobiographical food-and-travel classic” ( Publishers Weekly ).

Prologue: The Chinese Eat Everything
Mouths That Love Eating
Dan Dan Noodles!
First Kill Your Fish
Only Barbarians Eat Salad
The Cutting Edge
The Root of Tastes
The Hungry Dead
The Rubber Factor
Sickness Enters Through the Mouth
Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party
Chanel and Chickens' Feet
Feeding the Emperor
Guilt and Pepper
Journey to the West
Of Paw and Bone
Scary Crabs
A Dream of Red Mansions
Epilogue: The Caterpillar
List of the Main Chinese Dynasties
Acknowledgements
Permissions
Index

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