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Tomorrow is my last day in Paris. It’s been a lovely visit, albeit snowy and chilly, filled with long hours at my desk interrupted by brisk, inspirational walks and a few lovely evenings with friends. Before January slips away (already!), I wanted to share our New Year’s card with you. I hope 2013 brings you lots [...]
I’m so excited to share the cover for the Polish edition of Kitchen Chinese! Called “Love in Five Flavors” the book is published by Nasza Ksiegarnia and is currently available throughout book stores in Poland. And speaking of books — I’d love to know, what’s on your summer reading list?
Bom dia, amigos! No, I haven’t started studying Portuguese (I wish!), but I am excited to share the newest edition of Kitchen Chinese, Una Americana em Pequim, which was just published in Portugal by ASA Editores. I received copies last week and they are truly gorgeous with beautiful spot-gloss, French flaps and other bells and [...]
These two languages don’t have much in common except, perhaps, a reputation for difficulty… and also their editions of Kitchen Chinese arrived the same week! I’m so excited to share them with you, mes amis! Here’s the Greek edition, published by Harlenic Hellas. The cover is slightly modified from the original version — I wonder [...]
Happy Chinese new year, mes amis! Or, rather, I should say — gong xi fa cai! This Thursday, February 3, marks the dawn of the year of the rabbit, which just happens to be my zodiac sign (if you’re good at multiples of 12, you can figure out how old I am). As it turns [...]
I’m so excited, mis amigos, about the Spanish edition of Kitchen Chinese. Called Chino Para Principiantes – which translates to “Chinese for Beginners” — the book is currently available in bookstores throughout Spain. Ediciones B is the publisher and more information is available here!
Thanks to Kristin Espinasse at French-Word-a-Day and Lauren Goldenberg from Shakespeare and Co., I’m thrilled to share some photos from Monday’s reading and wine-tasting. An author’s favorite sight: a window display full of her books. Pretending not to be nervous before the event. But actually, the room was so cozy and the audience so welcoming and supportive, I [...]
People sometimes ask me what it feels like to publish a book and the truth is, it’s like a roller-coaster: you waver between exhilaration and sheer terror. But the highs are really high, and next Monday will (I hope) be one of them, when I present Kitchen Chinese at the venerable Shakespeare & Co. This Latin Quarter bookstore [...]
Salut, mes amis — how was your weekend? I spent a delightful Saturday afternoon with the most aDORable podcasters the internets have ever known: Katia and Kyliemac. Do you know their charming and funny show? Twice a week, they chat about expat life in Paris, from culture shock and language barriers to Kylie Mac’s love [...]
When Mom and Dad come to town, what do you do? If you’re in the Mah family, you cook a huge Chinese dinner. Twelve people. Fourteen dishes. One day of shopping and cooking. It was a marathon, let me tell you. My father is a Chinese food guru, so I was delighted to pick up a [...]« Previous Entries