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Fuchsia Dunlop's "Food of Sichuan" - a Question


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I bought my copy of this book here in China. Actually I bought twice -  once in English and once in Chinese! My question is about the English version.

 

My copy is printed and published in the UK and uses metric measurements and no cups, etc - may the gods (or editors) be praised!

 

Can anyone who purchased the book North America please let me know what measurements are used in your edition.

 

Thanks in advance.

P.S. The Chinese translation also used metric. Of course.

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Sorry. Another question arises. Does she use simplified or traditional Chinese?

 

If you don't know, look at at the recipe for Gong Bao Chicken with Peanuts. (page 182).

宫保鸡丁 is the simplified as used in Mainland China (including SIchuan)
 

宮保雞丁 is the traditional as used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and by much of the Chinese diaspora.

The Chinese language version is, of course, all in simplified Chinese, the  standard.

Thanks again.

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Just now, Chris Hennes said:

It uses mixed units in the US: for larger quantities both grams and whatever the traditional US measurement would be (cups, pounds, etc.). And it uses simplified Chinese.

 

Thanks Chris! Very helpful info.

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17 minutes ago, liuzhou said:

Sorry. Another question arises. Does she use simplified or traditional Chinese?

 

If you don't know, look at at the recipe for Gong Bao Chicken with Peanuts. (page 182).

宫保鸡丁 is the simplified as used in Mainland China (including SIchuan)
 

宮保雞丁 is the traditional as used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and by much of the Chinese diaspora.

The Chinese language version is, of course, all in simplified Chinese, the  standard.

Thanks again.

 

My copy uses what you show as simplified Chinese.  Most measurement are not by weight or metric.  If a weight is given it appears by ounce and grams, obviously approximate.  Most quantities are in cups and teaspoons, not by weight or metric at all.

 

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