Travels Through Dali with a leg of ham

Travels Through Dali with a leg of ham
Author: Zhang Mei
Language English
Pages: 201
ISBN10: 0734399421
Genre: Food and Drink
Goodreads Rating: 4.60
ISBN13: 9780734399427
Published: October 2016 by Penguin Group

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 traveller has settled in Dali having fallen in love with the Old Town. Mei returns to her childhood home and journeys through the region, sharing a personal and beautifully illustrated chronicle of exactly what makes Dali so special.