Every Grain of Rice: A Taste of Our Chinese Childhood
co-written with Annabel Low, Clarkson Potter/Publishers
Winner, International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Award, 1999, "Best American" cookbook category.
My Aunt Annabel and I, born 16 days apart, grew up in a large immigrant family. This book captures the food and reminiscenses from our childhood. Illustrated with over 100 watercolor illustrations. The book is out of print, but may be found used at various sites online.
"...enchanting watercolors are among the book's pleasures...These dishes are a joy to cook, not only for their ultimate goodness but also because the authors and their families are so much a part of each dish..." -New York Times
"Graceful recollections of family and food are scattered among the recipes, along with Blonder's harmonious, informative drawings." -Gourmet Magazine
"...utterly charming and strikingly illustrated...Even stronger than the recipes are the anecdotes provided by both authors. ... This book is both appetizing and engaging." -Publisher's Weekly