This November, join AAWW as we celebrate Mayukh Sen’s new book, Taste Makers: Seven Immigrant Women Who Revolutionized Food in America. In Taste Makers, Mayukh brings forward the stories of seven immigrant women whose legacies are complicated and often erased, despite their deep global influence in food. Their histories unwrap, layer by layer, revealing experiences of food, labor, immigration and gender. Mayukh will be joined in conversation by novelist Monique Truong.
This event will be live-streamed on Zoom. Please RSVP to receive the Zoom link via email. The event will be uploaded to the AAWW YouTube channel the following week.
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MAYUKH SEN is a James Beard and IACP Award–winning writer based in Brooklyn. His work has been anthologized in two editions of The Best American Food Writing. He teaches food journalism at New York University.
MONIQUE TRUONG is the Vietnamese American author of the award-winning novels The Book of Salt (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Bitter in the Mouth (Random House), and The Sweetest Fruits (Viking). Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Fellowship, New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Prize, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Fellowship, Princeton University’s Hodder Fellowship, Bard Fiction Prize, and the Asian American Literary Award, among others, she’s also a former refugee, essayist, lyricist/librettist, children’s book author, avid eater, and intellectual property attorney (more or less in this order). She’s based now in Brooklyn.