Author Interview Series: Growing Up Hapa – Meet Cathy Erway, Author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN

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Join this delicious Taiwanese cuisine discovery and heritage culture conversation with Cathy Erway, the author of THE FOOD OF TAIWAN: Recipes from the Beautiful Island.  Cathy is also the author of The Art of Eating In, the blog Not Eating Out In New York and the host of “Eat Your Words” on Heritage Radio Network.  I am delighted to share with you Cathy’s new book, The Food of Taiwan, which is among the very first to celebrate Taiwanese cooking and culture in English.

Watch the interview and find out how Cathy embraces her heritage culture through family and a semester of study abroad, why Taiwan is an island obsessed with food (good food!),  what makes Taiwanese cooking unique, ingredients needed for making a Taiwanese dish, her hapa/mixed-race experience growing up and much more.

You can now watch the interview here on the screen below, on Google+, or on YouTube Miss Panda Chinese channel.  Easy Watch: Main topics of the interview that you can locate and watch are located below the screen.

Easy watch:

00:00 Introduction to Cathy Erway

01:05 Do you think about food all the time?

04:00 What inspired you to explore and write about the food in Taiwan and to share Taiwan cuisine with the world?

06:45 Your family background & the role of the heritage culture in your family

08:15 How about Chinese language?

08:20 Chinese language and your semester study abroad in Taiwan

10:50 What is Military Village in Taiwan?

14:00 Beef Noodle Soup and Stinky Tofu

23:00 Ingredients needed for Taiwanese food

26:30 From your own experience growing up, what makes your hapa/mix-raced identity strong and positive?

29:15 What is your top advice for parents who are raising hapa/mixed-race children now?

 

Miss Panda is proud to share Cathy’s cooking, food, and cultural exploration resource with you.

Cathy’s NEW Book:  The Food of Taiwan – Recipes from the Beautiful Island

 

Cathy’s Blog: Not Eating Out in New York

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Cathy’s Podcast:  Eat Your Words on Heritage Radio network

Connect with Cathy:  The Food of Taiwan Facebook Page  Twitter

 

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©2015 Miss Panda Chinese – Amanda C. Hsiung-Blodgett  All Rights Reserved.  ***This Post is a part of the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Blog Series.***

~Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month Blog Series & Giveaway 2015~

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2 Comments
  1. Pinned and tweeted, but I missed the session. I finally have high speed far northern Minnesota and am behind on this blog hop. The cookbook looks great for my son. Thanks so much!

    • I hope you enjoy the conversation. It is a great cookbook and my two kids and I enjoy it very much! ~Miss Panda

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