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Sietsema's Sichuan Peppercorn Map; NZ Scholarship

NEW YORK CITY— Eater NY's Robert Sietsema files a Heatmap of a different kind, focusing on the city's top dishes featuring Sichuan peppercorns. Among the "11 dishes that deliver a megadose": the dan dan mian at Mission Chinese and ma po tofu at Famous Sichuan. [Eater NY]

NEW ZEALAND— Culinary school Le Cordon Bleu is offering one U.S. citizen a scholarship to its two-year culinary program in New Zealand, which marries the school's classic French technique with "a beyond-the-classroom education" utilizing New Zealand farms and ingredients. Interested applicants must submit their materials here by August 16. [EaterWire]

JAPAN— Brooklyn-based filmmaker Erik Shirai visited the 140-year-old Yoshida Sake Brewery in Ishikawa, Japan, and is now turning to Kickstarter to help launch a documentary focusing on the Yoshida family. The Birth of Sake promises to follow the story of the Tedorigawa brewery's head brewmaster and Yasuyuki Yoshida, the sixth-generation brewery president. [EaterWire]

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