First Generation: Recipes from My Taiwanese-American Home is available for pre-order today!!

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About the cookbook

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.


Hardcover | $32.50
Published by Ten Speed Press
Oct 25, 2022 | 224 Pages | 8 x 10 | ISBN 9781984860767