• Cecilia Chiang, in Her Own Words

    2 monthes ago - By Eater

    At 98, the iconic San Francisco restaurateur is as bold as ever. Now, she shares her life story with her friend, pastry chef Belinda Leong. It's not an understatement to call Cecilia Chiang one of San Francisco's most beloved culinary figures. Her first restaurant in town, the Mandarin, opened in 1961 - a time when the white Americans she needed to support her business were far more familiar with egg foo young and chop suey than they were with the traditional dishes she served, like beggar's chicken and smoked tea duck. Like many restaurateurs, it took Cecilia some time to find her groove...
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