A huge congratulations to Ann Hui, author of Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada's Chinese Restaurants, the winner for Canada in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, in the Chinese cooking and food writing category!
Chop Suey Nation will compete for Best in the World 2020 with winners from other countries in the same category. Best in the World winners will be announced in 2020.
Chop Suey Nation: The Legion Cafe and Other Stories from Canada’s Chinese Restaurants is a travelogue, culinary investigation, family memoir and cultural commentary. Driving across Canada, from Victoria, BC to Fogo Island, Newfoundland, Ann Hui writes about small-town Chinese restaurants and the families who run them. The road trip reveals a family’s secret – her parents had run a Chinese restaurant, The Legion Cafe, before she was born. By the end of her journey Hui has a new appreciation for the importance of these restaurants in the country’s history, making the case for the quintessentially Canadian nature of chop suey cuisine.