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Crystal Salt
Crystal Salt

"An outstanding piece of literature."

-- The Richmond Times-Dispatch


"A fascinating story, complex and with a haunting finish."

-- The Washington Post


"A mystery story, a history lesson, a personal journey between hard covers: a great, American vintage."
-- Darin Strauss, author of Chang & Eng


"A brilliant ... hybrid of history and memoir, biography and travelogue."
-- Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain


"Much wine writing is dull stuff, full of posturing and genealogy. Kliman delivers suicidal doctors, dashing Air Force pilots, and transgendered multimillionaires ..."



 -- Slate


"Kick ass."
-- John T. Edge, author and director of the Southern Foodways Alliance


"Superlative ... a mysterious Chinese chef whose spicy Szechuan cuisine tends to make gourmands weak in the knees (and sweaty on the brow) -- but whose wandering ways tend to drive everybody crazy. ... Kliman writes about being utterly consumed with Chang's cooking and peripatetic tendencies both. ... Delicious."

 -- The Washington Post

"I don't think the world can have too much Chang."

 -- David Remnick, The New Yorker

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