The Food of Sichuan by FUCHSIA DUNLOP BLOOMSBURY
Outlook Traveller|November 2020
IN 1825, THE CELEBRATED French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin wrote in his Physiology of Taste: “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.”
Amit Dixit

To paraphrase him with a pinch of fleur de sel: If you want to know a country or a people, know their food. It is nothing but serendipity that I am reviewing two books in this issue which have to do with the same region: Sichuan. Maybe the universe is telling me something.

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