This week on Native, host Briana Kurtz is headed to China with Fuchsia Dunlop! A cook and food-writer specializing in Chinese cuisine, Fuchsia is not only a James Beard Award Winner, but also the author of “Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking,” “Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China,” an account of her adventures in exploring Chinese food culture; as well as cookbooks “Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook” and “Land of Plenty.”
She talks to Briana about Chinese cuisine around the Asian region and how food as evolved in the last few years both in China as well as how westerners are beginning to embrace these traditional flavors and textures. After the break, Fuchsia talks about her most recent trip to China and shares thoughts on the passing on of traditions from generation to generation as well as recent events in the area. This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.
“I really didn’t want to be a traditional ex-pat living in Beijing, Shanghai, I really wanted to dive into China.” [2:30]
“There are quite a few Chinese ingredients that westerners tend to find rather alien or disgusting… for me it was about setting aside these prejudices and trying things.” [9:00]
—Fuchsia Dunlop on Native