Award nominations!

Posted by Fuchsia on March 24, 2009

Shark’s Fin and Sichuan Pepper has been shortlisted for a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature, and by the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) for the Cuisinart Literary Food Writing award.

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5 Comments to Award nominations!

25 March 2009

Oh, great, congratulations! I really enjoyed reading it. Plus I felt a little bit sorry for myself there weren’t opportunites like that for foreigners in China in the 1980s..
If you ever miss Chengdu – I found a site where you can browse the streets virtually (like Google Streetview). Go to for Chengdu, but beware- it is totally addictive to roam streets you used to know. The site also features Beijing, Shanghai and many more cities.

25 March 2009

Direct link to Chen’s Mapo tofu restaurant in Chengdu

25 March 2009

Congrats! I haven’t read this book yet but I am just now digging in to Land of Plenty. I had a lot of fun sourcing the ingredients around Atlanta.



27 March 2009

Congrats! Loved your book which was great prep for a trip to China I took this past winter.

28 March 2009

Well, stiff competition in that all the other books are US-focused and bang on lots of zeitgeist issues. The only other one I’ve read is Michael Pollan’s and I think your book was substantially better than his.

I hope you win and more people read it. It’s wonderful. I’ve been a bit of an obsessive fan for a while now ;)

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