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2008-06-25 18:02:33

Duck tongues. Pig's kidneys. Rabbit ears. Cocktails made from the blood and bile of a freshly killed snake. Fuchsia Dunlop has eaten them all, and in her new book, manages to transform the gross into the engrossing. Dunlop, a London-based food writer and cookbook author who has spent more than a decade researching Chinese culinary culture, arrived in Chengdu in the early 1990s to study China's ethnic minorities, but quickly abandoned her studies to focus on food. She later became the...


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2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each leaf has 7 - 11 small leaflets that are each 1.25 to 2 inches long. There are numerous spines on the...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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