- Choi, Roy. L.A. Son : My Life, My City, My Food. Ecco, 2013.
- Huang, Eddie. Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir. Spiel, 2013.
Appears in: Los Angeles Review of Books, April 27, 2014.
Background: As both books, in their own way, are memoirs by then-emergent Asian American food figures, I pitched this as a dual review looking at how they write about their lives, their identities and philosophies, and how food enters into all the above.