Latest Sichuan pepper Stories
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.
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...
- A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.