Taste Canada Awards - Have You Eaten Yet?

Cheuk Kwan Wins Gold at the 2023 Taste Canada Awards

Douglas & McIntyre would like to congratulate Cheuk Kwan, whose book Have You Eaten Yet?: Stories from Chinese Restaurants Around the World has won a Taste Canada Award in the Culinary Narrative Category

Have You Eaten Yet? weaves a global narrative by linking the myriad personal stories of chefs, entrepreneurs, labourers and dreamers who populate Chinese kitchens worldwide. Behind these kitchen doors lies an intriguing paradox which characterizes many of these communities: how Chinese immigrants have resisted—or often been prevented from—complete assimilation into the social fabric of their new homes, while the engine of their economic survival, the Chinese restaurant and its food, has become seamlessly woven into towns and cities all around the world.

An intrepid travelogue of grand vistas, adventure and serendipity, Have You Eaten Yet? charts a living atlas of the global Chinese migration, ultimately revealing how an excellent meal always tells an even better story.

Cheuk Kwan was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Singapore, Hong Kong and Japan. He has also lived in the US, Saudi Arabia and Canada, and speaks English, Japanese, French and several Chinese dialects. Kwan is the co-founder of The Asianadian, a magazine dedicated to promoting Asian Canadian arts, culture and politics, and a film production company, Tissa Films. His cinematic works—Song of the Exile, Latin Passions and Beyond Frontiers—braid his personal experiences with his love of travel and appreciation for Chinese culture worldwide. He now resides in Toronto, ON.

The Taste Canada Awards is a national not-for-profit that aims to inspire readers to discover delicious recipes and diverse food stories written from a Canadian perspective. Through its engaging projects and events, it has been uniting food and beverage authors, publishers, chefs, restaurateurs, farmers, industry, culinary colleges, journalists, and cookbook aficionados, to showcase a vibrant national conversation about food and the art and culture of Canadian culinary writing.