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Chinese Street Food

A Field Guide for the Adventurous Diner

Frank Kasell


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Street food is the fuel of daily life in China, just as it has been for generations. In every Chinese city, adventurous travelers seeking a deeper understanding of authentic Chinese culture can find unique local street foods unavailable anywhere else in the world. If you want to sample these treasures but don't know where to start, look no further. With full-color pictures, taste descriptions, Chinese characters and pinyin names of hundreds of foods from 53 Chinese cities, this book gives you all the information you need to find the most delicious local dishes China can offer.

Blacksmith Books, 9789887792727, 472pp.

Publication Date: December 31, 2018

About the Author

Frank Kasell's first foray into China was in 2006, when he and his future wife spent a year teaching English in Jiangxi province. It didn't take long to find that China was exactly where he wanted to be. After returning to the United States, a piece of his heart (and stomach) always remained in China. Years later, with his very understanding wife's blessing, he abandoned a perfectly comfortable job to spend three months in China riding trains, crashing on strangers' couches, and eating any street food he could get his hands on, all so that he could write this book. These days, when he is not roaming the US as an international visitor liaison with the Department of State, he spends time at home in Pittsboro, North Carolina.