Book Talk: Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper by Fuchsia Dunlop [in Mandarin] (Event #5)
Fuchsia Dunlop, prolific food writer and trained Sichuanese chef, reads to us from her book Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China and reminisces with Mei on a life spent studying, cooking and enjoying Chinese food.
“China has a culinary culture that is one of the treasures of human civilization…the food is delicious!”
A chef and award-winning author from England, Fuchsia Dunlop became an expert in Sichuanese food after living in Chengdu and becoming the first foreigner to graduate from the prestigious Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine. The Cambridge graduate has written for publications including The Financial Times and The New Yorker and has published a number of books about her specialization in Chinese cuisine.
Fuchsia also makes regular appearances on TV and radio and was named “Food Journalist of the Year” in 2006 by the British Guild of Food Writers. A die-hard foodie, Fuchsia has your taste buds in mind every step of the way, encouraging the expansion of palettes and challenging the scope of traditional cooking.
- Mei ZhangFounder and CEO of WildChina
Mei Zhang is the founder and CEO of WildChina. Under her leadership, WildChina flourished from a small Hutong operation into an award-winning business. Mei’s own expertise has led her to win a number of personal awards, including Travel and Leisure’s A-List of Top Travel Advisors, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist, and Wendy Perrin’s #WOW List of Travel Experts. Mei is an Aspen Institute China Fellow and currently serves as a member of Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board.