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Fuchsia Dunlop

Fuchsia Dunlop

• English cookbook author and journalist specializing in Chinese/Sichuan Cuisine

Dunlop has followed her passion for food and writing to become a popular cookbook author and Chinese food phenomenon.

Her award-winning cookbooks include Land of Fish and Rice: Recipes from the Culinary Heart of China (a collection of recipes from the Jiangnan or Lower Yangtze Region in eastern China) and Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking. Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper: A Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China is an account of her adventures in exploring Chinese food culture. In addition to four James Beard awards, she is a regular guest on radio and television, and has appeared on Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown (2016). She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and she was the first Westerner to train as a chef at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine.  Spoke at Town Hall on 2/28/2018.

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"I loved being in Yakima with your wonderful team of colleagues, and felt the warmest reception. Yakima has become one of my highlights of being on the road off and on for the last few years. I would be thrilled to join you again some time in the future. Please extend my warmest appreciation to the entire team for everyone's hard work." - Bruce Feiler, Author, "Abraham"

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