Literature infuses life with an enticing array of flavors, and opens tasty new possibilities for familiar kitchen staples like firewood, rice, edible oils, salt, soy sauce, vinegar, and tea. Taiwan's rich culinary landscape and deftly crafted prose interlace to create a sensory sensation for both the palate and the mind. From traditional snacks to favorite main courses, desserts, and beverages, authors wield their craft to make each culinary experience authentic to the reader.
Bon appetit! We hope you enjoy Palatable Reads – Literature Seasoned with the Flavors of Taiwan. The thirty-three featured works deserve to be savored slowly and appreciated for the complexes of flavors narrated by their respective authors. Each delights the discerning palate and lingers on the mind. Sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, salty, astringent, and gamey … The foundational flavors of Taiwan's culinary universe greet your senses. So, what dish will literature enliven for you today?