Travels Through Dali: With a Leg of Ham (Hardcover)

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Travels Through Dali: With a Leg of Ham (Hardcover)

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Yunnan, at the southernmost tip of China, is a cradle of cultural and culinary diversity. Many people know it as the origin of Shangri-la, but it is also home to the region of Dali, a place that has become synonymous with the province. If you go to Yunnan, you must go to Dali. The region is cherished for its unique food—famed ham, mushrooms varietals, cheese-making (a rarity in China), and rare herbs; temperate climate, surrounding rivers and mountains; ethnic diversity—bordering Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar it has been a cultural blotter; and overwhelming hospitality—many a traveler has settled in Dali having fallen in love with the Old Town. Mei returns to her childhood home and journeys through the region, collecting personal stories and rare and authentic home recipes that bring to life the history, heritage, and changing landscape of Dali. Includes metric measures.
Mei Zhang is the founder of WildChina. She was born in Dali, Yunnan, and later moved to the United States where she completed her graduate studies at Harvard Business School and began a career in corporate consulting at McKinsey & Company. Mei was recognized in The Daily Beast’s 2012 list of Women in the World for founding sustainable travel company WildChina, which has been a Conde Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist winner several years running.
Product Details ISBN: 9780734399427
ISBN-10: 0734399421
Publisher: Viking China
Publication Date: May 1st, 2017
Pages: 240
Language: English