WildChina Book Club:
The Dim Sum Field Guide by Carolyn Phillips (Event #91)
For our October book club, we’re reading The Dim Sum Field Guide in preparation for our chat with the author, Carolyn Phillips.
A whimsically illustrated yet authoritative guide to the “taxonomy” of dim sum, based on a popular Lucky Peach story.
Author and illustrator Carolyn Phillips demystifies the rich, nuanced culinary institution of teahouse snacks in The Dim Sum Field Guide, a pocket-size, definitive resource featuring 80 hand-drawn illustrations. With entries for all the dim sum classics–including siu mai, xiaolongbao, char siu, roast duck, and even sweets like milk tarts and black sesame rolls–this handy reference is perfect for bringing on-the-go to your next dim sum outing. Armchair travelers and Asian food enthusiasts alike will be delighted by this detailed yet accessible look at the distinctly Chinese art of eating well.
— NPR’s Best Books of 2016
Speaker for The Dim Sum Field Guide
- Mei ZhangFounder and CEO of WildChina
Mei Zhang is the founder and CEO of WildChina. Under her leadership, WildChina flourished from a small Hutong operation into an award-winning business. Mei’s own expertise has led her to win a number of personal awards, including Travel and Leisure’s A-List of Top Travel Advisors, Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialist, and Wendy Perrin’s #WOW List of Travel Experts. Mei is an Aspen Institute China Fellow and currently serves as a member of Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board.