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Hugh Amano

Hugh Amano is a chef and writer. He was the creative consultant and opening sous chef at Chicago’s exploration of Macanese cuisine, Fat Rice, and the co-author of The Adventures of Fat Rice, Let’s Make Ramen!, and Let’s Make Dumplings! Hugh is a graduate of the University of Colorado and New England Culinary Institute.


Ring in the Year of the Dragon on Lunar New Year!

Dragon dances, plates of dumplings, and red paper lanterns help ring in the new year in many East Asian cultures as the lunar calendar ticks over to 2024 with the first new moon! Exact dates vary by region, but this year’s Chinese New Year begins on February 10, with fifteen days of celebrations culminating in the Lantern Festival.

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Give a Little Joy 2022

Penguin Random House is sending you all the best holiday wishes! We have all the books you need to kick off the season. For food and drink, check out our books on spreads and boards, which have trended massively this year and are perfect for holiday entertaining. And don’t miss the newest books from celebrity

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