Janice Wong's Book CHOW featured on CBC Radio North By Northwest with host Sheryl Mackay
CHOW From China to Canada: Tales of Food + Family, has been making all
the local talk show rounds. It is a unique book that blends
together the recipes of her father's Chinese Restaurant “The Lotus”
together with stories of how her great-grandfather Rev. Chan Yu Tan
came to Canada, his 6 children and their integration into Canadian
life, and growing up with her family in Prince Albert. The book
is a combination cookbook, family history, Chinese-Canadian history and
Janice described giving a book launch at Prince Albert, SK, at the site
of her father's first restaurant called “Wings.” She had never been
there before, but the present owners had found boxes in the storage
area containing menus and items from the original restaurant.
Chow is available for sale on Amazon.ca and was #132 of Amazon's top 10,000 selling books yesterday. You can even flip inside the book for select pictures and quotes
Janice has also let me know that you can hear some of the past CBC radio interviews at archived bits, 20051021 is Shelagh Rogers, Week 43 is Don Genova.