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

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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)."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 329 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • W. W. Norton & Company
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 0393332888
  • 9780393332889
  • 204,642

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I didn't realize what a self-satisfied, Western-hemisphere food snob I was until I read Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper. . . . This is 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 Barbourshow more

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2,167 ratings
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