LET’S GET COOKING WITH LUCKY RICEBy Joe Meny Information provided by Sarah Hall Productions, Inc. Public Relations
“If we are what we eat,” says Danielle Chang, “then we’re all part Asian.” From the founder of the LUCKYRICE Festival, which brings night markets, grand feasts, and dumpling-making sessions to America’s biggest cities, comes “Lucky Rice: Stories and Recipes from Night Markets, Feasts, and Family Tables”. The book is a compilation of stories, techniques, and contemporary Asian recipes from a wide range of cultures and traditions. From cover to cover, it is apparent that Danielle is definitely someone who can easily teach the most novice cook a few tips and tricks about the cuisine of the far east. Broken into 10 different chapters of street food, funky food, soup, rice, desserts, cocktails, and many more, you will definitely find something you’ll want to try. AF favorites include the Taiwanese beef noodle soup and the tonkatsu ramen. Her recipes are both exotic and simple enough to follow; though some of the ingredients may take you on a side trip to your favorite Asian market.
The original recipes in Lucky Rice offer a fresh spin on classic dishes like sushi, eggrolls, and ramen, while also adding to the mix new classics: chicken wings marinated in hot Sichuan seasonings; sweet Vietnamese coffee frozen into ice pops; and one-hour homemade kimchi that upgrades pancakes, tacos, and even Bloody Marys. Lushly photographed by Christina Holmes, this cookbook brings the fun and the flavors of modern Asian cooking to your kitchen.
About the Author:
Danielle Chang is the founder of the LUCKYRICE festival, a national celebration of Asian cultures and cuisines that has taken place in more than seven cities, including New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Danielle studies art history, and has a Master’s degree in Critical Theory from Columbia University. Always fascinated by art as a way to understand culture, people, and history, Danielle recognizes that food has become an expression of pop culture. It is “so much more accessible, such a better vehicle to learn about culture today than any other art form. Food itself has become an art form.”
Danielle is also the host and creator of “Lucky Chow”, a PBS series about Asian food culture in America. Born in Taipei, Danielle lives with her family in New York.