I used to travel to China a good bit for business and this book brings me back to exotic lunches in local restaurants, meat sticks over gigantic after-work beers, and hot pot to mark team celebrations. It's also a throwback to those halcyon days when the Golden Shopping Mall in Flushing, NY was a foodie's dream stop. Most importantly though, it's a story of an immigrant family building a modern food empire out of a lot of hard work, a love of traditional flavors, and tremendous love for each other. You find yourself cheering the Wang family on and on throughout.
From the Publisher:
The long-awaited cookbook from an iconic New York restaurant, revealing never-before-published recipes
Since its humble opening in 2005, Xi'an Famous Foods has expanded from one stall in Flushing to 14 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. CEO Jason Wang divulges the untold story of how this empire came to be, alongside the never-before-published recipes that helped create this New York City icon. From heavenly ribbons of liang pi doused in a bright vinegar sauce to ﬂatbread ﬁlled with caramelized pork to cumin lamb over hand-pulled Biang Biang noodles, this cookbook helps home cooks make the dishes that fans of Xi'an Famous Foods line up for while also exploring the vibrant cuisine and culture of Xi'an.
Transporting readers to the streets of Xi'an and the kitchens of New York's Chinatown, Xi'an Famous Foods is the cookbook that fans of Xi'an Famous Foods have been waiting for.
AN EATER BEST COOKBOOK OF FALL 2020
A NEW YORK TIMES BEST COOKBOOK OF FALL 2020
A BALTIMORE SUN BEST COOKBOOK OF FALL 2020
A ROBB REPORT BEST COOKBOOK OF FALL 2020
A FOOD ; WINE FALL 20 COOKBOOK PICK
A WSJ MAGAZINE BEST-DESIGNED ITEM
About the Authors:
Jason Wang is the CEO and owner of Xi'an Famous Foods, which has 14 locations. Wang was named an Eater Young Gun, a Zagat 30 under 30, a Forbes 30 under 30, and a Crain's 40 under 40.
Jessica K. Chou is a multimedia journalist with an emphasis on online media. She has extensive experience in writing, photography, and video shooting and editing. Writer of the Xi'an Famous Foods cookbook.
Release Date: October 2020