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Author Talk: Jan Wong on Apron Strings

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Author Talk: Jan Wong on Apron Strings



March 9, 2018
2:00 pm

March 9 @ 2:00 pm

Price: Free (please use entrance on Carrall Street)

Join Apron Strings author Jan Wong for a special author talk on Friday, March 9, 2:00PM at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, BC.

Jan Wong knows food is better when shared, so when she set out to write a book about home cooking in France, Italy, and China, she asked her 22-year-old son, Sam, to join her. On their journey, Jan and Sam lived and cooked with locals, seeing first-hand how globalization is changing food, families, and cultures. Along the way, mother and son explored their sometimes-fraught relationship, uniting — and occasionally clashing — over their mutual love of cooking.

A memoir about family, an exploration of the globalization of food cultures, and a meditation on the complicated relationships between mothers and sons, Apron Strings is complex, unpredictable, and unexpectedly hilarious.

This event is in partnership with Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden and the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop. Books will be available for purchase.

About the Author
Jan Wong is the author of five non-fiction bestsellers, including Out of the Blue and Red China Blues, named one of Time Magazine’s top ten non-fiction books of 1996. (Twenty years later, the book is still in print.) She has won numerous journalism awards and is now a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University. A third-generation Canadian, Jan is the eldest daughter of a prominent Montreal restaurateur.