Chinese Culinary Conflict—Sichuan Campaign

Sichuan cuisine is the most unique of the eight main regional cuisines. Famed for its bold flavors and use of strong spices, this cuisine was strongly influenced by Indian cuisine. As foreigners, including Buddhist missionaries and Spanish traders, began travelling through this landlocked, mountain-ringed province along China’s famous “Silk Route.” they introduced the locals to the characteristic spicy flavors of Indian cuisine. TheContinue reading “Chinese Culinary Conflict—Sichuan Campaign”

Kimchi—What Else—Sichuan Pepper

Another item to look for when surfing Asian websites or walking through your nearest Asian market is Sichuan pepper. Let’s start off by talking about what Sichuan pepper is not… Sichuan pepper is NOT… a chile pepper at all actually from a pepper plant closely related to either black pepper or the chili pepper hotContinue reading “Kimchi—What Else—Sichuan Pepper”