Shanghai Dragon's Journey West
An Exploration of Chinese Cuisine Across Three Generations
by Lulu Yang
This cookbook honors my family's recipes and stories as we've migrated from China, to Taiwan and then to the United States of America. The influences, both generational and geographical, are embodied in this cookbook. My culinary evolution is documented with family stories associated with certain recipes, these recipes are featured with "flashforward" and "flashback" sections that contrast both traditional and modern methods and ingredients of making these dishes.
Since the number "8" is a synonymous with good fortune in Chinese culture, I have designed the cookbook with 8 categories and 8 recipes in each category. I've added a sweet ending dessert recipe inspired by my boys called Fresh Fruit with "Fondue to Fight For".
I offer this book as an introduction to my heritage and I encourage you to experiment in the kitchen as you get to know my family's history through our stories and family cuisine.
Lulu Yang is a vibrant, energetic woman who embraces life, family, and food. She created this cookbook as a loving tribute to her family and heritage. Born in Taiwan, Lulu moved to the United States with her family in 1973. Today, she resides in California with her husband, Michael, and two sons. As President of her own company, Touchstone Management Consultants, Inc. Lulu helps major corporations solve problems and achieve greater success. As the executive chef of Lulu’s Kitchen, she helps people become comfortable in the kitchen working with ethnic recipes made with fresh ingredients. Lulu trained at the Culinary Institute of America and has lived and traveled extensively in Europe and Asia. In traveling in countries such as Thailand, China, France, Italy and Spain, Lulu learned from local chefs and cooks and has brought that authenticity home to share with her students and clients. Email Lulu at email@example.com or visit Lulu’s Kitchen at www.LulusKitchen.com