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August 13, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Menlo Park Library
800 Alma St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Hakka Cookbook Linda Lau Anusasananan
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Cooking Demo: Hakka—Chinese Soul Food

Monday, August 13, 2018

Join us for a delicious cooking demonstration, just for adults & teens!

Long-time Sunset Magazine food writer and recipe editor Linda Lau Anusasananan, author of “The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from around the World,” talks about the cuisine and cooks up some samples!

Learn about the Chinese migrants known as the Hakka, the history of the people, and Linda's global journey to find her Hakka identity through food. Linda will then demonstrate how to cook three simple dishes. Recipes will be included--and so will a tasting!

This free cooking demonstration is for adults and teens, and is made possible thanks to generous funding from the Friends of the Menlo Park Library.  No preregistration is necessary to attend, but seating is limited. Tickets will be available at the front desk beginning at 6:00 p.m. 

About Linda Lau Anusasananan
Linda Lau Anusasananan spent more than thirty-four years writing about food for Sunset Magazine, where as Recipe Editor and food writer, she wrote food stories and developed and tested thousands of recipes for the home cook. In 1987, she produced "From China's Kitchens to Ours," the first story written by an American magazine about home cooking in China. Her work has also appeared in Cooking Light, Yoga Journal, and Flavor and Fortune. Anusasananan is past president of the San Francisco Chapter of Les Dames D'Escoffier and the Association of Chinese Cooking Teachers.

About The Hakka Cookbook
Anusasananan opens the world of Hakka cooking to Western audiences in a chronicle that traces the rustic cuisine to its roots in a history of multiple migrations. Beginning in her grandmother’s kitchen in California, Anusasananan travels to her family’s home in China, and from there fans out to embrace Hakka cooking across the globe—including  Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Peru, and beyond. The Hakka Cookbook has earned accolades including the Gourmand World Cookbooks Award.