Fuchsia Dunlop 扶霞 (Fu Xia)

Food-writer and cook specialising in Chinese cuisine

Fuchsia Dunlop is an internationally renowned cook and food-writer specialising in Chinese cuisine. She was the first Westerner to train as a chef at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine, and has been researching Chinese food and culinary culture since 1994.

She writes about Chinese food and cookery for publications including the Financial Times, The New Yorker, The Observer, the New York Times, Gourmet, Saveur and Time Out, and has been featured as an expert commentator on radio and TV stations all over the world.

She also appears on television as a Chinese cook and food expert. She speaks, reads and writes Chinese.

Sichuan Cookery (Michael Joseph, 2001, published in the US as Land of Plenty)
Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province (Ebury Press 2006)
Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper: a Sweet-Sour Memoir of Eating in China (Ebury Press 2008)
Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking (Bloomsbury 2012)

Jeremy Round Award for Best First Book, (Guild of Food-Writers, 2002, for Sichuan Cookery)
Food Journalist of the Year (Guild of Food-Writers, 2006)
Jane Grigson Award (International Association of Culinary Professionals, 2009, for Shark's Fin and Sichuan Pepper)
James Beard Foundation award for work on Food Culture and Travel, 2012
Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Award for Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook (2007), and four James Beard Awards for books and journalism

Lectures and events
Bookworm International Literary Festival, Chengdu, Suzhou and Beijing, 2009
Abergavenny Food Festival, 2004, 2008, 2012
Edinburgh Book Festival 2008
Transart Festival, Bolzano, Italy, 2007
Taste of London, 2008
Culinary Institute Of America, Worlds of Flavour conferences 2004 (presenter), 2007 (co-chair), 2011 (presenter)
Hong Kong Literary Festival, 2012

Bar Shu Group of restaurants, London

Professional Services
Lectures, talks and presentations on Chinese cuisine
Cooking demonstrations and classes
Expert commentator for radio and television
Food consultancy
Gastronomic tours of China

Fuchsia currently lives and works in London, with frequent trips to China.

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Updated on 02 December, 2012


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