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“With charm, style, wit, and really great writing, Chang takes us into her world, sharing stories of the foods she loves (some totally and happily beyond reason) and the recipes she treasures, and with each story we think a little more about ourselves, our families, and the food that nourishes us in every way. If you haven’t read Chang before, you’ll be captivated; if you have, you’ll be delighted to have so many of her stories in one place—next to your most comfortable armchair.” ~Dorie Greenspan, author of Around My French Table
“Be prepared to lose yourself in A Spoonful of Promises. Poetic, poignant, and addictive, Chang's essays are a delicious reminder of how cooking comforts and connects us, and ultimately provides some of our most treasured memories. This is a classic destined to be an essential book for every food lover.” ~Grace Young, author of Stir-Frying to the Sky's Edge and The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen
“Susan Chang takes readers on an eclectic voyage through her culinary memory, from childhood recollections (and recipes) of wonton soup to savory chard tart. And a story about Ring Dings eaten with popcorn? I'm there! It's a beautifully told, evocative book to savor.” ~Melissa Clark, author of Cook This Now
I bought this book after hearing about it on NPR. It was for a gift. My daughter-in-law loved it. (I haven't read it, so can only report her reaction.)Published on June 24, 2013 by Jean
If you appreciate good writing, and have never read anything by T. Susan Chang, you are about to discover something precious. Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by Amazon Customer
. . . or laugh out loud. Or get a lump in your throat. Susan Chang adroitly marries the stories of her life with food experiences of all kinds. Read morePublished on February 13, 2013 by Rosemary D. Wolbert