An evocative culinary memoir, a loving ode to family and food. When Nai-Nai comes to live with her son's family in New York she takes control of the Kitchen and opens up the heart and mind of her American born grand-daughter, who is experiencing a growing gap between her rigid, traditional Chinese father and her progressive American-born mother. The delicious recipes add a wonderful dimension to the work. Recommended.
The powerful, touching memoir of a Chinese-American woman, in which taste becomes the keeper of memory and food the keeper of culture when Nai-nai, her extraordinary grandmother, arrives from mainland China.