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Shark's fin and Sichuan pepper : a sweet-sour memoir of eating in China

Author: Fuchsia Dunlop
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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While a student living in China in 1994, Dunlop vowed to eat everything she was offered no matter how alien and bizarre it seemed. But is it possible for a Westener to become a true convert to the Chinese way of eating?
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Named Person: Fuchsia Dunlop; Fuchsia Dunlop
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fuchsia Dunlop
ISBN: 9780393066579 0393066576
OCLC Number: 183392741
Notes: Originally published: London : Ebury, 2008.
Description: 320 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Fuchsia Dunlop.

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While a student living in China in 1994, Dunlop vowed to eat everything she was offered no matter how alien and bizarre it seemed. But is it possible for a Westener to become a true convert to the Chinese way of eating?
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