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Linda Lau Anusasananan, recipe editor and food writer for Sunset Magazine for over thirty years, traveled to her family home in China, and then elsewhere in the Hakka diaspora, including Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, and the U.S., to explore ways in which this hearty style of cooking changed in response to hardship and migration yet retained the same core flavors. The Hakka Cookbook: Chinese Soul Food from Around the World (University of California Press), illustrated by the author's brother, Seattle poet and painter Alan Chong Lau, is a culinary resource, detailed guide, and a source of serendipity. Who knew there were so many ways to enjoy eating bitter melon? Alan Lau, author of Blues and Greens: A Produce Worker's Journal, will also be part of what should be a very delightful evening.
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Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY. Washington Post senior correspondent Thomas E. Ricks has covered the Pentagon/U.S. military beat for over twenty years, being part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist groups along the way. He has visited with such stellar books as Making the Corps, A Soldier's Duty, and Fiasco, and makes this return visit for his newest, The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today (Penguin Press). "This is a brilliant bookdeeply researched, well-written, and outspoken. Ricks pulls no punches in naming names as he cites serious failures of leadership, even as we were winning World War II, and failures that led to serious problems in later wars. And he calls for rethinking the concept of generalship in the Army of the future." - William J. Perry, 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Seattle Public Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see www.spl.org or call (206) 386-4636.
HUGO LITERARY SERIES presents "YA GOTTA BELIEVE" with RYAN BOUDINOT, EMILY KENDAL FREY, CLAIRE DEDERER & JASON DODSON at Richard Hugo House
Start: 7:30 pm
Presented by RICHARD HUGO HOUSE. Accidentally omitted from our printed listings is this installment in Hugo House's 2012-13 Literary Series, which should be fun. Novelist Ryan Boudinot (Blueprints of the Afterlife), Emily Kendal Frey (The Grief Performance), Claire Dederer (Poser), and musical guest Jason Dodson of The Maldives will all present new, original work on the theme of "Ya Gotta Believe!" You do ... Tickets/information are at www.hugohouse.org. Richard Hugo House is at 1634 Eleventh Avenue (just north of Pine Street).