Fashion writer-turned-foodie to address "A Tiger in the Kitchen" fans
By A. Scott Walton
Book lovers with adventurous food tastes should beat a hasty path to the Decatur Book Festival on September 3 (5:30-6:15 p.m.) to meet and greet Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, author of the intriguing cookbook/memoire, "A Tiger in the Kitchen" (Hyperion, $15).
For years, Tan and I worked shoulder to shoulder as Fashion Week correspondents for competing news services. From personal experience, I can confidently call her a "spicy" personality.
Her wit, worldly viewpoints, sense of humor and openness to adventure are all fully exposed in a book that tracks her reconnection to her Singaporean roots through the culinary skills her family's matriarchs have honed for decades.
Culinary literature rave that "A Tiger in the Kitchen" "(contains)haunting flavors of childhood meals", "teaches us that food is the tie that binds", and reminds us that "meals define who we are".
Tan will stage a reading and discussion of her “Memoir of Food and Family” at the First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary Stage, (308 Clairemont Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030). Click here for directions and details.
Her appearance will truly be something to savor.