Grace Hwang Lynch

Writing Between the Vines in Sonoma

What did you do for spring break? I had an excellent five days away from my family (love them, but sometimes you need a room of one’s own to do creative work) to do a writing retreat in the Sonoma wine country with a program called Writing Between the Vines. Upon arriving at Moshin Vineyards, a lovely family run winery...more

NPR: Berkeley Students Publish Cookbook With Asian Postpartum Recipes

Pig’s feet and green papaya soup and caramelized pork belly, two recipes from From Mothers to Mothers. Image Credit: Grace Hwang Lynch I’m over at NPR’s The Salt this week, writing about a new book that combines two topics I’m really interested in: food and Asian culture. A month or so ago, I received a crowdfunding email for a book being published by UC Berkeley students ....more

Farm to Table Asian Secrets Cookbook Review

A review copy and a giveaway copy of Farm to Table Asian Secrets were provided by Tuttle Publishing. No compensation was received and all opinions expressed are my own. While I’m not a vegetarian, I do love vegetables — especially when they are fresh, seasonal and prepared with my favorite flavors ....more

Mixed Match and Other Multiracial Themes at CAAMFest

When being mixed race is more than just an...more

Asian Culinary Trends From the Winter Fancy Food Show 2017

Here are some Asian culinary trends I spotted at the Fancy Food Show A few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. In case you’re not familiar with it, the Fancy Food Show is an enormous trade show for people in the food industry. There are owners of boutique businesses and giant food corporations, along with buyers from restaurants and grocery stores ....more

Submit Your Writing to Mini-Anthology of Taiwanese American Experiences

Are you a young or emerging Taiwanese American writer or artist? Here’s a chance to submit your work to be published in a mini-anthology that takes a fresh, new look at the Taiwanese diasporic experience. The collection is aimed to bring exposure and develop cohesiveness among Millennial Taiwanese Americans (which broadly speaking, includes college and even high school students) ....more

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NPR: How the Instant Pot Became So Popular

Image Credit: Grace Hwang Lynch You’ve heard about the Instant Pot, haven’t you? The past few months, the thing has been popping up all over my social media feeds. Different groups of friends who don’t even know each other were posting about it ....more

Maxine Hong Kingston 40 Years After The Woman Warrior

When I heard that author and columnist Vanessa Hua was hosting a discussion with Maxine Hong Kingston in honor of the 40th anniversary of The Woman Warrior, I had to go. Chatting with Maxine Hong Kingston at the Women’s National Book Association event in San Francisco As I’ve mentioned before, I had the privilege of taking a creative writing workshop with Maxine Hong Kingston when I was an undergrad at Berkeley. Six years ago, I had the chance to meet her again when she was reading from her book I Love a Broad Margin to My Life and had a chance to tell her how much that class meant to me and was inspiring me to get back into my personal writing after years of not really pursuing it ....more