New spice for Sichuan's cuisine

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For our Geo Quiz, we're on the lookout for a city in southwest China known for its silk, teahouses and traditional spices. We're talking peppercorns, ginger and chili peppers that pack some heat. But new spices and western-style dishes are starting to appear around town. The landscape of this city that lies east of the Qionglai Mountains is also changing fast: "I mean the city I lived in 15 years ago has been almost completely demolished and rebuilt and its quite confusing coming back here because I hardly know where I am" The answer is Chengdu, capital of China's Sichuan province. Food writer and cook Fuchsia Dunlop tells anchor Lisa Mullins about the changing Sichuan culinary scene in Chengdu.
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