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First Generation by Frankie Gaw
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Oct 25, 2022 | ISBN 9781984860767

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“Come for the Lap Cheong Corn Dogs and supermodel dumplings, stay for the deeply personal, deeply moving stories of Frankie’s Asian American Midwestern suburban upbringing. First Generation is one of the most exciting recipe collections I’ve ever seen. This book will transport you, it will make you cry (again and again), and it will delight you with flavor combinations that are both new and nostalgic. I absolutely love this book.”—Molly Yeh, cookbook author and Food Network host

First Generation is a powerful exploration of personal identity alongside timely questions about what it means to be both Taiwanese and American. Frankie Gaw answers these questions on the plate, offering a charming collection of evocative, inventive recipes—modern twists on Taiwanese classics, interwoven with a distinctly American story (Lap Cheong Corn Dogs anyone?). In this sparkling debut, Gaw delivers a blueprint of what all cookbooks should strive to be—personal, sincere, thought-provoking, and utterly hunger-inducing.”—Hetty Lui McKinnon, food writer and author of four cookbooks including To Asia, With Love

“From simple yet genius condiments like Chili Oil Ketchup which is now a mainstay accomplice to my daily soft-scrambled eggs, to the personal, romantic nostalgia of Grandma’s Pearl Meatballs enveloped in rice, First Generation truly balances intimate storytelling with delicious recipes. This book oozes gratitude and respect for those who’ve helped Frankie along the way and is a strong reminder that it is most often so much more than just the dish but the story behind it, though the food is damn good.”—Antoni Porowski, TV personality, chef, and author

“I absolutely adore Frankie’s heart-filled words and his ability to completely wrap you into his world, past and present, all to better understand what his food story is. The recipes Frankie shares with us are mouthwatering, accessible, and generously full of delicious storytelling. A must-have for novice cooks to professional chefs.”—Kristen Kish, chef, author, and TV host
First Generation is a beautiful memoir of food, evoking the emotions of being in between immigrant traditions and American life. Being in the middle is something that is difficult but is also a journey to be proud of, especially when the results are so delicious. First Generation ushers in the next generation of authors that grapple and distinguish what American food is today and what makes its future so exciting.”—Brandon Jew, author of Mister Jiu’s in Chinatown

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