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From Musings of a Chinese Gourmet

Now, to complement my dwindling supply of Brillat-Savarin vignettes, here’s something from Fatting Tinsik Cheng’s Musings of a Chinese Gourmet (1954). Cheng, a former Chinese ambassador, writes extensively on the subject of Chinese dining, hospitality and foodstuffs, and the book is peppered with anecdotes like this one:

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