Grandma Grandpa Cook.
Photographs by Michael Wolf.
MCCM, 2011. 284 pp., Color illustrations throughout, 6¼x9½".
Grandma Grandpa Cook is a joyful photographic memorial to grandmas and grandpas, and their contribution to the cultural history of food in Hong Kong. Rich with childhood memories, and illustrated with Michael Wolf's photography, the authentic stories of over 40 grandparents tell of love, food, family and society. Alongside the stories, recipes for traditional Cantonese dishes like carrot and green turnip soup, taro in ginger and brown sugar, and sticky rice dumplings, are presented as a gift to future generations, in an optimistic and celebratory book that aims to prove that every dish is a story of life.