James ‘Foodie’ Fairweather, Stroud, Hampshire resident talks to Noni Needs about his love of Sichuan cooking.

It is now the year of the Dragon.

One of Foodie’s favourite writers is Fuchsia Dunlop, along with her Chairman Mao’s red-braised pork recipe.

A real treat if you haven’t cooked Sichuan before from her book Shark’s Fin & Sichuan Pepper.

Picture creator is Creator: Kirk K