Author: Kian Lam Kho

A Chat with Cathy Erway

On September 27, I sat down in the studio of the Heritage Radio Network, at the back of Roberta’s in Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, with Cathy Erway. Cathy is the host of the Eat Your Words program, and we chatted about regional Chinese food, exotic ingredients and how Chinese cuisine has become a main stream food of America. Listen to the interview on the Heritage Radio Network Web site.

A Starred Review in Publishers Weekly

Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees received a starred review in Publishers Weekly this week. The review describe it as “Part instruction manual and part cookbook, this collection demystifies Chinese cuisine by focusing on cooking technique.” The review also concluded that “This extraordinary collection is a must-have for anyone interested in Chinese cuisine.”

Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees

After more than three years of research and recipe testing, my new cookbook Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees: Essential Techniques of Authentic Chinese Cooking will be officially available on September 29. Glowing reviews are beginning to come in, so get a copy for yourself. The book is available for pre-order on