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AUTHOR EVENT! Sat. Nov. 4. Jon Kung. Kung Food: Chinese American Recipes from a Third-Culture Kitchen. 3:00 P.M. FREE TO ATTEND!

Pre-order a signed copy and it will be ready for pick-up at the event or afterwards. Signed copies will ship beginning November 4. We'll also have plenty of copies on hand to purchase at the event.



Jon Kung grew up as a "third-culture" kid: Born in Los Angeles, raised in Hong Kong and Toronto, and now living in Detroit, Jon learned to embrace his diasporic identity in the kitchen after pivoting his career from law school graduate to being a cook. When the pandemic shut down his immensely popular popup, he turned to social media—not just as a means of creative expression, but as a way to teach and inspire.  

Over time, Jon discovered that expressing himself through food not only reflected his complicated identities, it affirmed them. From dumplings to the most decadent curried mac and cheese, Jon inspires millions through his creative recipes and content. 


JON KUNG is the popular Chinese American chef, content creator and podcast host, who has amassed an online following of more than 2 million people for his unique style of third culture cooking, blending cultural traditions, flavors and ingredients that are meaningful and personal to him. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in theater arts and creative writing and earning a law degree from University of Detroit Mercy, Jon changed career paths to focus on cooking. He worked in some of the top Detroit kitchens before launching his own successful pop-up Kung Food Market Studio. When the pandemic forced him to shut down his pop-up, he turned to social media, where he created instructional yet entertaining cooking videos exploring the vast Chinese diaspora and applying culinary techniques of traditional Chinese cooking (stir-frying, braising, creating broths, using a cleaver) onto global flavors and ingredients. In addition to developing recipes, Jon hosts the podcast 1 For The Table with his close friend, legendary makeup mogul and extraordinary drag queen Kim Chi. Kung Food: Chinese American Recipes from a Third Culture Kitchenis Jon’s debut cookbook. 


We anticipate a large crowd, so please note:

- We are a small book shop with the capacity for 50 people inside during the talk, first come, first served and standing room only. 

-We will have overflow area outside for those that cannot fit inside the shop with a speaker system so that you can still hear the conversation.

-After the short talk, Jon will be at a book signing table. Everyone will get a turn to say hello, have their book signed and take a photo. 

- Everyone who purchases a book from us (online or in-person) will have priority in the signing line.  You are still welcome to have a book purchased elsewhere signed - you'll just line up after the people who purchased with us.


As always, signed books will be available for anyone who wants one. If you can't make it to the talk, pre-order a signed copy of the book and we'll ship it to you! 



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