The Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook
By (author) Fuchsia Dunlop
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Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook by Fuchsia Dunlop
Book DescriptionFuchsia Dunlop is the author of the much-loved and critically acclaimed Sichuan Cookery, which won the British Guild of Food Writers' Jeremy Round Award for best first book and prompted John Lanchester of the Daily Telegraph to call her 'as exciting as Elizabeth David'. Now, with The Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook, she introduces us to the delicious tastes of Hunan, Chairman Mao's home province. The southern Chinese province of Hunan is renowned for its beautiful scenery, its hearty peasant cooking, and the revolutionary spirit of its people. It is a region of bold spicy tastes where the chilli reigns supreme, but also of soothing tonic stews and delicate steamed dishes. In this selection of classic recipes interwoven with a wealth of history, legend and anecdote, Fuchsia brings to life this vibrant culinary region. Look out for late imperial dishes like numbing-and-hot chicken, Chairman Mao's favourite red-braised pork, steamed fish with brilliant red chillies, and a myriad of colourful vegetable stir-fries. With food photographs by the award-winning photographer Georgia Glynn Smith, and pictures from Fuchsia's own travels around Hunan, this book will revolutionise your understanding of Chinese regional cookery.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091904838
(254mm x 197mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Ebury Press
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Fuchsia Dunlop
Land of Fish and Rice, Hardback (November 2016)
"Fuchsia Dunlop ... has done more to explain real Chinese cooking to non-Chinese cooks than anyone." -Julia Moskin, New York Times
Every Grain of Rice, Hardback (February 2013)
Following Dunlop's two seminal volumes on Sichuan and Hunan cooking, "Every Grain of Rice" is inspired by the vibrant everyday cooking of southern China, in which vegetables play the starring role, with small portions of meat and fish.
Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper, Paperback (June 2011)
Intends to recall the author's relationship with China and its food, from her encounter with the delicious cuisine of Sichuan Province, to brushes with corruption, environmental degradation and greed. From the markets of Sichuan to the bleached landscape of northern Gansu Province, this work presents an account of the Chinese culinary culture.
Land of Plenty, Hardback (December 2005)» View all books by Fuchsia Dunlop
In this unique, user-friendly introduction to one of China's richest cuisines, Dunlop provides glossaries of Sichuan's ingredients and cooking methods, and Chinese characters for and definitions of the 23 flavors at the heart of the Sichuanese culinary canon. Color photos.
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Author Biography - Fuchsia Dunlop
Fuchsia Dunlop trained as a Chinese chef at China's leading cooking school, the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Chengdu, where she lived from 1994-6. She is also a graduate of Magdalene College Cambridge and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. A fluent Mandarin speaker, she has been researching Chinese regional food and cookery for more than a decade. She writes for publications including Gourmet, Saveur, The Financial Times and Time Out Magazine, and appears as a guest chef and Chinese food expert on radio and television. She lives in London and is consultant to the city's first authentic Sichuan restaurant, Bar Shu.
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