“Finally, a book that spotlights the bootstrap, high-flying, gung-ho spirit that’s shaped the culinary creativity of the long-overlooked East Bay. Veteran food writer Carolyn Jung beautifully captures the stories of the people and savors that have made the region an exciting multicultural force in the food world.”
―Andrea Nguyen, James Beard Award-winning author
“The East Bay is a place where cooks weave food traditions like strands in a nest, a mingling of dishes by new and long-settled immigrants, descendants of the Great Migration and of Berkeley’s culinary revolution, and chefs who cook to bolster community. Only Carolyn Jung, who combines the skills of a cook and a journalist, could tease it all apart so deftly and so deliciously.”
―John Birdsall, James Beard Award-winning writer
“East Bay Cooks shows how Oakland and its environs have grown to embrace myriad nationalities and cuisines to make it one of the most exciting destinations for good eating in the country, if not the world.
―Rick Rodgers, culinary teacher and award-winning cookbook author
Carolyn Jung is a James Beard Award–winning food writer and blogger based in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more than a decade, she was the senior food writer at the San Jose Mercury News. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in local, national, and international publications, including the San Francisco Chronicle, Silicon Valley Magazine, San Francisco Magazine, EatingWell, and Edible: Marin & Wine Country.
In addition to Carolyn Jung, we'll have chef Paul Canales of Duende serving Ensalada de Col.
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