Observer accolade for my Sichuan book

Posted by Fuchsia on August 16, 2010
Books, Sichuanese cuisine

My first book, Sichuan Cookery (published in the US as Land of Plenty), was chosen by the Observer Food Monthly as one of the ten best cookbooks of all time! Crazy, but delightful!

9 Comments to Observer accolade for my Sichuan book

cowthief skank
16 August 2010

To me, it is the book against which all other cookbooks I read are judged.

James in Oamaru
17 August 2010

Very much deserved, in my opinion. Though shocking that the Observer has not got someone who can fact-check the name of the city where you studied. “Chendung” indeed!!

19 August 2010

I agree w/ James. Land of Plenty was the cookbook that got me into Chinese cooking, and seemingly the only one I could find at the time that accurately recreated recipes I had been enjoying for so long in China. Thanks for inspiring us!

19 August 2010

Definitely well deserved. Ever since buying it has been my favourite cookbook (of about 250 I own) and I ended up travelling China for a couple of months pretty much on the back of reading it and wanting to find out more.

27 August 2010

Not so crazy. Your cookbooks are essential in helping to involve westerners in authentic Chinese cooking. You should be proud.

30 August 2010


Mark M, Washington
4 September 2010

Well done and well deserved : readable cookbooks with insights into a culture are at a premium

11 September 2010

Thanks so much for all your very kind comments!

John Thompson
9 February 2012

I have had this book since 2005. My favourite as per my review:

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