If someone wanted to dip their toes into Sichuanese cuisine, what would you suggest? People tend to think of Sichuanese food as hot and spicy and can feel intimidated.
Go for yuxiang (fish fragrant) dishes, which have the gentle heat of picked chilies and the sweet and sour. Everyone loves them, unless you don't like any heat at all. Don't start with the sea of oil and the chilies and pepper.