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There Is No Chilli. The ChiliCult Manifesto.

There is no chilli. When a product tells you “chilli” in its ingredients, it’s lying. The pictures you see, of…

Lijiang Market Impressions

A farmer’s “wet” market right on the edge of the touristy old town of Lijiang? Not exactly what one would…

Naxi and Other Yunnan Foods in Lijiang

Lijiang was curious. There was not so little chilli in the markets, not so little chilli among the souvenirs. Ask…

Lijiang Guerrilla Gardening

One of my long-standing fascinations around the chilli is the way it can often – together with other edible plants…

Yunnan Diversity: Zhuanxing Wet Market, Kunming

On the trail of the chilli in Yunnan, going along the Tea Horse Road (after a touristy fashion), the colleague…

Creating an Ice Cream Flavor: Sichuan Pepper Gelato with Leones Gelato, Vienna

After an ancho chilli chocolate gelato that Giorgio of Leones Gelato and I had created years ago, after my experiences…

Spicy Ice Cream in China!

Ice cream, spicy? And in China? Sounds strange, isn’t just “dark cuisine.” Especially with Sichuan pepper, there is actually great…

Guiyang Wet Markets and the Chilli in Guizhou

Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou, is an odd place. Not much of it feels very modern, not much of it…

Yanshe Featured Hot Pot – Hotpot, Upscale

Chongqing hot pot is always talked about as boiling cauldrons of fire. As an experience that is loud and interesting,…

Why Sichuan Pepper (Huajiao) and Sansho (Japanese Pepper) Cannot Be the Same

Sichuan pepper (huajiao) as a spice is often labeled as Zanthoxylum piperitum – which is Japanese pepper, sanshou.

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