To Asia with Love: Food and Stories from the Heart
The writing of Chinese-Australian chef and founder of Arthur Street Kitchen, Hetty McKinnon encapsulates the truth that the only thing better than eating something delicious, is eating something delicious surrounded by community, friends and family. Her 2021 book, To Asia, With Love: Everyday Asian Recipes and Stories from the Heart, draws on her childhood filled with the aromas, sights, and sounds of her Cantonese mother’s cooking. Today she is joined by Amanda Strang, founder of the Hong Kong bakery Petiteamanda, to discuss running a business in the food industry, understanding customers’ palates and how the fashion of food evolves, as well as fusion cuisine and the meaning of food across cultures. Charmaine Mok, Editorial Director of Dining at Tatler Asia, moderates the conversation.
This event is supported by the Consulate General of Australia in Hong Kong.
Authors will appear virtually.
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Hetty McKinnon is a Chinese-Australian cook and food writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of four bestselling cookbooks – Community, Neighbourhood, Family and, her latest, To Asia, With Love.
Amanda Strang is a model turned pastry chef who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and co-hosted a culinary show with Hong Kong acclaimed food critic Chua Lam.