In 1937 Shanghai, twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on the journey of a lifetime, from the Chinese countryside to the shores of America.
Thinly sliced pork is stirred fried with red peppers, onions and pineapple in this healthier version of your typical battered fried sweet and sour pork.
Russian eggs are served with caviar on top. My mother-in-law always started her Christmas Eve party with everyone having a Russian egg in one hand, a shot of chilled vodka in the other and then a toast would be made. The intense flavor of the horseradish and the salty taste of the caviar deliver a surprising flavor. The shot of vodka is just an added bonus. A great way to get a party started!
Appetite pleasing spicy chickpea and tomato soup.
Chapatti is an unleavened bread from Northern India and Pakistan. It is similar to a tortilla and a perfect side dish for any soup or stew.
Enjoy this Black Sesame Seed Cake drizzled with maple syrup and honey for a delectable delight.
This Chinese Cabbage Salad gets its great texture from slivered almonds and ramen noodles
This creamy flavorful Black-Eyed Peas Soup is a perfect way to eat your black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day for good luck.
This is the story of Wang Lung’s life through feast and famine in his small Chinese village of Anhwei. He reaped the riches the land brought him during times of feast and he suffered devastating poverty during times of famine but he would never sell his land.
Lisa Lillien is not a nutritionist. She’s just hungry.