Award nominations!

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.

5 Responses to “Award nominations!”

  1. kattebelletje

    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.

  2. jimmy

    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.



  3. Al

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

  4. Zoe

    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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