The quality of the writing is a definite step above most books of this sort.
I own Fuschia's two cookbooks, but had the opportunity to read this as a library "new purchase" ... before deciding to purchase my own copy.
Though the book focusses on Sichuan cuisine, she does give insight into China's other culinary traditions as well.
The whole book is about how she interacted with China via food. There's none of the usual autobiography chapters on boring childhoods. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James H. Felder
A fascinating study of Chinese food by a writer who is passionate about the subject and entirely without ego. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sue Kichenside
Anyone interested in Chinese cooking will appreciate this well written account of an English woman who got chef training in ChinaPublished 5 months ago by Jackie
I was so impressed with her determination and adventurous, fearless spirit. I can only imagine how odd she was in the Chinese culture, but they were so lucky to have her win them... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
I lived in Chengdu around the same time Fuchsia was there, and although we never met we definitely shared some of the same food. Read morePublished 12 months ago by donburijin
For me, this book has a very special place in my heart. I was in Chengdu at the same time, living in the same area and eating in the same restaurants as Ms. Dunlop. Read morePublished 14 months ago by teacher
This was a very entertaining book about food and culture in China from the 90s to present. The author starts off celebrating and romaticizing about the food and culture of Sichuan... Read morePublished 16 months ago by EK
A great, great read. It's very entertaining and deliciously written. It's one of those rare books I reminisce on often.Published 16 months ago by Kim Balmanno