My first cookbook, First Generation, will be published by Ten Speed Press and debut October 25, 2022. Sign up to be the first to access pre-order information, exclusive recipes from the cookbook, and more.
About the book
I wanted to write a cookbook to celebrate the first-generation Asian American experience. To reflect on an identity that reflects the resilience of the immigrant spirit through recipes and stories. Dishes like Lap Cheong Corn Dogs, Honey-Mustard Glazed Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken, Stir-Fried Rice Cakes with Bolognese, Cincinnati Chili with Hand Pulled Noodles, Bao Egg and Soy Glazed Bacon Sandwich, and Lionshead Big Mac exemplify the creations born out of growing up with feet in two worlds.
A young girl living in an abandoned mansion in the 1940's. An Asian family who adopts whiteness to survive in suburbia. A millennial who has it all except his father. Immigrants and their stories are the heart of America and are what make this country thrive. First Generation is just one of those stories and I can't wait to share it with you.