Lunch with Laura Calder: Sichuan Adventure

At first we thought it was soup and we poured it into our little bowls, but slurping cooking oil from a spoon turned out to be pretty gross. Then, we tried to pick the chicken bits out, but you have to be rather adept at chopsticks to hold a quarter of a chicken wing doused in oil and nibble around the bone. Our table cloth soon had great Jackson Pollock spattles of red oil all about.

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