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Cookbook Love Podcast

Sep 14, 2023

Welcome to another episode of the podcast. I’m very excited today to have an interview with Grace Lin. If you're an aspiring cookbook writer who wants to share your recipes and stories in a print cookbook but you wonder all the things like if you have enough to put together a book, if your book would ever sell, if you should self- or traditionally-publish, if you need to know how to format the book, and how you would even captivate your readers then I’d like to invite you to next week’s Cookbook Curious LIVE Q&A Call. During this call, I will answer your questions about recipes, formatting, the profitability of writing a cookbook, and publishing paths. Head over to to register for the call, and I hope to see you there.

Today on the podcast, I have an interview with Grace Lin. Grace Lin is an award-winning and NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, early readers, and middle-grade novels including her Newbery Honor novel  WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON and her Caldecott Honor picturebook A BIG MOONCAKE FOR LITTLE STAR. In 2016, Grace’s art was displayed at the White House, and President Obama’s office recognized Grace herself as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling. Today on the podcast we meet Grace and listen to her story-telling as we discuss her recently published book  “Chinese Menu”  which tells the myths and legends behind your favorite Chinese restaurant dishes and what actually makes this food American. This podcast is a real treat because you’ll get to hear Grace tell some of the legends behind the dishes as well as her recommendation for the best cookbook for recreating these restaurant favorites at home.

Things We Mention In This Episode:

Cookbook Curious LIVE Q&A Call

Grace Lin’s website 

The Complete Chinese Takeout Cookbook    

Chinese Homestyle: Everyday Plant-Based Recipes for Takeout, Dim Sum, Noodles, and More