Grace Lin | Chinese Menu: The History, Myths, and Legends Behind Your Favorite American Chinese Foods

Recorded Feb 12, 2024
Direct Download: 20240212-graceli.mp3

In conversation with Ellen Yin

New York Times bestselling children’s author and illustrator, Grace Lin earned the Newbery Honor for Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, the Theodor Geisel Honor for Ling and Ting, and the Caldecott Honor for A Big Mooncake for Little Star. Her novel When the Sea Turned to Silver was a National Book Award Finalist. Recognized by former President Obama’s administration as a Champion of Change for Asian American and Pacific Islander Art and Storytelling, Lin was awarded the Children’s Literature Legacy Award from the American Library Association. She also provides commentary for New England Public Radio, book reviews for The New York Times, and she hosts the podcasts kidlitwomen* and Kids Ask Authors. In Chinese Menu, she serves up insights on the history, legends, and myths behind favorite American Chinese dishes.

High Street Hospitality Group founder and co-owner Ellen Yin operates some of the country’s most acclaimed eateries, including + bar, Fork, High Street Restaurant & Bakery, The Wonton Project, and High Street Hoagies. In 2023 she was named “Outstanding Restaurateur” by the James Beard Foundation Awards. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, she is involved with several community-centric organizations, including the Sisterly Love Collective and the Independent Restaurant Coalition, and she sits on the Board of “The Philadelphia Award.”

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