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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Half French, half Taiwanese model turned pastry chef graduating from Le Cordon Bleu. Co hosted a culinary show with Hong Kong acclaimed food critic Chua Lam. Amanda always had a passion for food growing up in France, Taiwan, India and US before moving to HK. Worked at Caprice and Laduree before having her own patisserie petite Amanda.
Charmaine is the Editorial Director of Dining for Tatler Asia, overseeing Tatler Dining, the Off Menu festivals and the annual Best Restaurants guide and awards.
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. She is a regular recipe contributor to New York Times Cooking, Bon Appetit, Epicurious, and ABC Everyday.