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DIGITAL DOORS: 7:40pm ET (be the first to submit a question and chat with fellow attendees!)
EVENT START: 8:00pm ET (or shortly after once everyone is checked in)
Join us for a fun evening with several Asian American cookbook authors as they take us through their favorite recipes, show us which ingredients they have in their pantries, and talk about their favorite dishes. The authors will discuss their Asian American culinary identity, the evolution of diverse voices in the cookbook space, and more. Andrew Chau and Bin Chen, also known as the Boba Guys, will also demonstrate how to create one of their delicious Boba teas, Archana Mundhe will demo her Salmon Tikka Masala, and Andrea Nguyen will show us how to make Nuoc Cham!
The event will be moderated by Jennifer Sit, senior editor at Clarkson Potter, and will feature authors Andrew Chau, Bin Chen, Alana Kysar, Anita Lo, Archana Mundhe, Andrea Nguyen and Deuki Hong.
Let’s celebrate how books connect us and #ReadAsianAuthors this month, and every month.
Andrew Chau and Bin Chen are the co-owners and founders of The Boba Guys, one of the country’s most popular bubble tea shops with locations in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. They met in 2011 while working in the corporate world, bonded over a game of ping-pong and shared heritage (and of course, a love of boba) with a dream to change the world with boba milk tea.
Alana Kysar was born in Hawaiʻi and currently resides in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their dog, Vienna Sausage. In 2015, she started her award-winning blog Fix Feast Flair, where she shares recipes inspired by her Japanese-American heritage, travels, and life in Hawaiʻi and Southern California.
Anita Lo is an acclaimed chef who worked at Bouley and Chanterelle before opening the Michelin-starred restaurant Annisa in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village in 2000, which she ran until it closed in 2017. Food & Wine named her one of ten Best New Chefs in America, and The Village Voice proclaimed her Best New Restaurant Chef. She has appeared on Top Chef Masters, Iron Chef America, and Chopped; in 2015, she became the first female guest chef to cook at the White House. She lives in New York City and on Long Island.
Archana Mundhe is a software engineer turned recipe developer, cooking instructor, and food blogger who writes at Ministry of Curry. Born and raised in western India, Mundhe now cooks and writes in New Jersey, where she lives with her husband and their two sons.
Andrea Nguyen is one of the country’s leading voices on Asian cuisine and the author of the James Beard-winning The Pho Cookbook, Vietnamese Food Any Day, and the James Beard– and IACP-nominated Into the Vietnamese Kitchen, among other books. Her engaging and knowledgeable writing on cuisine and culture has attracted a loyal and well-deserved readership that actively follows her blog, www.vietworldkitchen.com. Andrea lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Deuki Hong is a Korean-American chef, born in Seoul, Korea. He cooked under David Chang at Momofuku before working on the line at Michelin three-starred Jean-Georges. Deuki was the Executive Chef of the smash-hit Baekjeong NYC in Manhattan’s Koreatown. He has been recognized as an Eater Young Gun, named to the Zagat 30 Under 30 list, and Forbes 30 under 30 list. He is also the co-author of the New York Times Best Seller, Koreatown: A Cookbook. In 2017, Deuki launched Sunday Hospitality Group, which has concepts such as Sunday Bird, Sunday at the Museum and Sunday Gather in San Francisco.
Jennifer Sit is a Senior Editor at Clarkson Potter, where she specializes in food and beverage books. Her authors include Martha Stewart, Mark Bittman, Bobby Flay, Gina Homolka, Molly Baz, Aldo Sohm, Mimi Thorisson, Eden Grinshpan, Rachel Mansfield, and more.
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