Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper (Paperback)
A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393332889, 336pp.
Publication Date: August 24, 2009
"Not just a smart memoir about cross-cultural eating but one of the most engaging books of any kind I've read in years." —Celia Barbour, O, The Oprah Magazine
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).
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Praise For Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China…
— Dawn Drzal
Destined, I think, to become a classic of travel writing.
— Paul Levy