On November 30th at 7 pm, I’ll be interviewing Anne Mendelson about her great new book “Chow Chop Suey.” This special event will be at the 92nd Street Y and is sponsored by Kitchen Arts and Letters. Anne has written a remarkable book on the history of Chinese American food tracing it from its humble 19th century beginnings when the Cantonese came to California seeking work during the Gold Rush. She is a formidable food scholar and is the author of “Milk” and “Stand Facing the Stove.”
The last time Anne and I did an event together was for the Tenement Museum. My cookbook “Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge” had just been published and she interviewed me as I did a stir-fry demo. I’ve always loved this playful photo that was taken of us for that event. I’m sure our evening at the 92nd Street Y will be just as much fun. Please join us!