Linda Anusasananan has written a remarkable cookbook, weaving together a poignant memoir and an in-depth exploration of Hakka cuisine. This work is an essential for any Asian cookbook library. Grace Young, author of "Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge"
Linda Lau Anusasananan s heartfelt and honest tribute to the cuisine of her heritage illuminates how Hakka foodways deliciously endure and evolve in the face of transnational migration. In this era of fusion and local cooking, this is the real deal. The marvelous recipes inspire readers to dive in and explore. Andrea Nguyen, author of "Into the Vietnamese Kitchen" and "Asian Tofu"
This beautifully written culinary gem illuminates the haunting history and culture of the Hakka, or the guest people of China. Told as a personal journey, Linda Anusasananan s cookbook presents a brilliant exploration of the inherent link between Hakka food and familial spirit; together these family recipes convey the simple, rustic and tasty flavor profile of a cuisine that has been long overlooked. This is more than just another cookbook. Joyce Jue, author of "Savoring Southeast Asia"
We are fortunate to finally have a long-overdue Hakka cookbook. This lovely, well-researched book is loaded with flavorful, homespun foods from Hakka families around the world. It is the essential guide to Hakka culture and cuisine, filled with delicious, easy-to-prepare, healthful recipes. Jacqueline M. Newman, editor-in-chief of "Flavor and Fortune"
A delicious food memoir balanced with personal anecdotes, history, and easy-to follow recipes, "The Hakka Cookbook" will delight any palate, from the connoisseur to the novice cook who wants to explore the unique cuisine of the Hakka people. Make room on the shelf for this must-have, well researched tome and let expert food writer Linda Lau Anusasananan guide you though her lifelong love affair with the cuisine she grew up with. Corinne Trang, author of "Noodles Every Day" and "Essentials of Asian Cuisine ""show more