Josh sent me a delightful TED Talk by New York Times journalist Jennifer 8. Lee all about “Chinese” food in America. It’s not only extremely informative but witty and entertaining as well. It’s 16 minutes or so, but worth watching it all.
My favorite part? Learning about French and Italian Chinese food!
I’m pretty sure I stumbled upon this book while going through the recommendations section of Amazon. It sounded interesting so I added it to my “books to read” notebook page that I keep in Evernote. A few weeks later, I picked it up from the library. It’s one girl’s tale of how she went back to her parents’ native China, attended a cooking course there and worked both as a cook in several extremely varied environments and as a food critic. It also explores the current culinary culture in China and provides recipes for many of the dishes she talks about (!).