Archive for January, 2009
I was in a kitchen today and saw a bottle of Iron Chef’s General Tso’s Sauce and Glaze. It was a bit too sweet, and not spicy enough. Nonetheless. You can get General Tso in a bottle!
My interview on Splendid Table [mp3] by American Public Media ran on NPR stations last week. (I recorded it back in December). They are broadcast in 299 stations, but sadly not in Manhattan, al though they are carried on WCWP 88.1 FM which covers some areas of Queens and the Bronx.
Happy Year of the Ox (my parents’ birth year). For whatever reason, all the news outlets feel that they obligatory shot of cute Asian kids and dancing dragons. Often times Chinese holiday imagery can be boiled to cute kids, old people, dancing dragons and firecrackers.
A Los Angeles Times columnist, Gregory Rodriguez, writes about Kenny Yee, who bought one of L.A.’s four Chinese fortune cookie factories. (Good luck, the margins are awful.) I wonder which four there are. There is Amay, Peking Noodle, now-defunct Hong Kong Noodle…which else. I’m a bit sad about this part of his piece. I hate […]
This is the most hysterical fortune that someone at my talk at the Richmond Jewish Community Center (which has a water slide!). Those people over Wonton Food are getting quite frisky.
Bill Lohmann of the Richmond Times-Dispatch wrote a fun cover article about my upcoming talk at the Richmond JCC. The JCC said they never get this type of coverage, so maybe they should invite food authors more often. usually it’s just a blurb. Billactually did the interview when I was in Miami on the way […]
This new film I Love You Man (Dreamworks out March 20), is basically one long series of man dates. Sensitive, Emo-centric Peter (Paul Rudd) who finds himself distraught on the eve of his proposal finds that he has no male friends to be his best man.
Today. Talk at The University Club. I can’t believe I’m still giving talks. (This is my third event this month! Oy. I have like three more to go — Charlotte, Denver, Denver). I think four in February. Then the paperback is out in March.
I’m doing an event Sunday at the 92nd Street Y with David Chang (of Momofuku fame) and Steven Shaw (of eGullet) called Asian Dining Rules. Get it? Asian Dining…Rules (verb), or Asian…Dining Rules (noun). Here is the description. David Chang, Jennifer 8. Lee and Steven Shaw Mike Colameco, moderator Book signing to follow. Join in […]
We are back! Happy 2009. In many ways 2008 was a good year (book, Olympics, loml). But it was, due to implosion of economy, also a sad year. Let’s see what happens.