Double Awesome Chinese Food Cooking Demo with Mei Mei!

Crazy delicious Chinese home cooking from the sibling team behind Boston's Mei Mei restaurant!

Join Irene and Andrew Li, two of the three siblings behind beloved Boston restaurant Mei Mei’s, as they demo some of their delicious, craveable Asian-fusion recipes from their first cookbook, Double Awesome
Chinese Food.

About the book:

Too intimidated to cook Chinese food at home but crave those punchy flavors? Not anymore. Put down that takeout kung pao chicken and get in the kitchen! Full of irresistible recipes that marry traditional Asian ingredients with comforting American classics and seasonal ingredients, Double Awesome Chinese Food delivers the goods. The three fun-loving Chinese-American siblings behind the acclaimed restaurant Mei Mei take the fear factor out of cooking this complex cuisine, infusing it with creativity, playfulness, and ease.

Take the Double Awesome: flaky scallion pancakes stuffed with two oozy eggs, sharp cheddar, and garlicky pesto; could there be anything better? Ridiculously delicious and unexpected dishes like Cranberry Sweet and Sour Stir-fried Pork and Red Curry Frito Pie will become new staples for your cooking lineup. Throw a hands-on dumpling-making party and let your friends decide whether to serve them chewy and pan-seared or crackly and deep-fried. Packed with pro-cooking tips, sauces to amp up any meal, sustainable sourcing advice, and over 100 delicious recipes, this book is your ticket to making the Chinese food of your dreams any night of the week.

About the authors:

Margaret, Irene, and Andrew Li are the sibling co-owners of The Mei Mei Group, a Boston-based restaurant, food truck, and catering company with a focus on innovation, sustainability, and great service.

Let by Chef Irene, Mei Mei's creative Chinese-American cuisine draws upon the siblings' multicultural heritage, combining Chinese techniques and influences with the bounty of New England farms. Their food truck, Mei Mei Street Kitchen, opened in 2012 and was soon awarded Boston's Best Meals on Wheels by Boston Magazine. Their brick-and-mortar restaurant opened in late 2013 and was named Eater Boston's Restaurant of the Year.

Known for their dedication to sustainable operations, employee education, and ethical sourcing, including a commitment to serving only pasture-raised meat, Mei Mei has become a leader in the New England local food scene.

Margaret (aka Mei) currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and daughter and an ever-growing collection of coookbooks and board games.

Irene is a four-time James Beard Rising Star Chef semi-finalist, Zagat and Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, and Eater Young Gun. SHe loves rescue dogs and hip-hop dance videos, and lives in Boston with her husband.

Andrew enjoys grilling, binge-reading science fiction novels, and visiting every bouncy house in Greater Boston with his son, Jackson.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
Double Awesome Chinese Food: Irresistible and Totally Achievable Recipes from Our Chinese-American Kitchen Cover Image
ISBN: 9781611805574
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roost Books - February 5th, 2019