Taiwan, an island the size of Massachusetts, has a big presence in food and culture here in the states. Best-selling American authors, NBA stars, chefs, actors, scientists, journalists and many more hold a connection to the island and its traditions. Surprisingly, there has yet to be a collection of food insights and history of Taiwan—until now at least. In The Food of Taiwan, author Cathy Erway brings into focus those foods and the wild array of flavors that define Taiwan. The book serves as an insider’s look at the nation of Taiwan, its cuisine, and a visual journey through the country.
Cathy Erway is also the author of The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove and the blog Not Eating Out In New York. She is the host of Heritage Radio Network’s “Eat Your Words” and has written for publications such as Saveur, PAPER magazine, and Serious Eats. As a half-Taiwanese, Cathy co-founded the Hapa Kitchen supper club.