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Author: Kelly Liu

Authentic Szechuan Food in the Great White North

Jingqiu Deng hardly seemed destined for a career in authentic Szechuan food restaurant. When he arrived in 2010  from Chongqing, China, he had a little culture shock.Overnight, his surroundings changed from the a booming metropolis nestled in China’s mountainous Southwest to the sleepy plains of Topeka, Kansas. Quality Chinese food was difficult to find in the Midwest, and no one in Kansas had ever heard of the delicious, face-melting, sinus-cleansing Szechuan food Deng had grown up with. Even though he barely knew how to cook a bowl of rice, to battle the homesickness, he finally learned to cook his favorite dishes...

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