Meet author Patricia Tanumihardja and hear about the recipes in her new book Farm to Table Asian Secrets. In this delightful cookbook, you’ll learn the secrets of vegetarian and vegan Asian cooking—how to blend flavors, textures, aromas, and colors to create full-flavored vegetarian dishes.
Patricia Tanumihardja is an experienced writer who reviews restaurants, profiles chefs and artisanal food producers, and writes about travel and food. She was born in Indonesia and brought up in Singapore before moving to the United States and settling in Northern Virginia, where she now lives with her husband and son. Growing up in several different cultures, she learned to appreciate a wide variety of foods and flavors from a young age and learned to cook as soon as she could tell the difference between garlic and ginger. As a writer, she sees the world through a multicultural lens and enjoys covering topics relating to food history and culture. She contributes to Edible Seattle, Seattle, Seattle Met, Monterey County Weekly, Sunset, and Saveur, and her debut cookbook was The Asian Grandmothers’ Cookbook: Home Cooking from Asian American Kitchens. Tanumihardja also writes the Pickles and Tea blog in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, showcasing contemporary Asian food culture in America.