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Hear Sheng and Sami as they cook chicken larb and talk about Cooking From the Heart, The Hmong Kitchen in America with Lynne Rossetto Kasper on American Public Media's radio show, "The Splendid Table."

We had such a wonderful time with Lynne and her two-person crew in Lynne's old-fashioned, welcoming kitchen. We felt completely at home. We are eager to hear the results - we hope you enjoy them too.

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While shopping with our publicist, Heather Skinner, at the International Market in St. Paul, Sami talked about a favorite Hmong dessert, nab vam (three-color dessert)

"Sami Scripter, co-author of Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America explains how Three-Color Dessert (Nab Vam) is made. The recipe is featured in Cooking from the Heart which is published by University of Minnesota Press."


Minnesota Public Radio morning show radio feed: "Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America"

"There are more than 50,000 Hmong people in Minnesota, but very few Hmong restaurants -- and no mainstream Hmong cookbooks, until now. Cooking from the Heart: the Hmong Kitchen in America has just been published. MPR's Jim Bickal talked with the authors, Sami Scripter and Sheng Yang."


Book review from

"Cooking from the Heart, 30 years in the dreaming, was written from the heart."


Lynne Rossetto Kasper mentions Cooking from the Heart in her syndicated column "Ask The Splendid Table." (From the Seattle Times)

"A little fish sauce helps create big flavors."


Book review and author profile from the Sacramento News and Review, by Becky Grunewald

"A Sacramento woman and her lifelong friend release the first ever Hmong cookbook."


A Day in the Kitchen of a Hmong Family from

"Home Cookin'."


all events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted

Looking Glass Books - OWC Presents!
Monday, August 24th - 7:00 p.m.
7983 SE 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202


Sellwood-Moreland Library
Tuesday, September 29th - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
7860 S.E. 13th Ave.
Portland, OR 97202
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Minnesota Press

Cooking From The Heart: The Hmong Kitchen In America is published by
University of Minnesota Press

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