My mom was a peerless gastronomic maestro. After she was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2009, she and I started this book as a way to share her extraordinary recipes with the world. A year later, mom passed away... before we could finish the project.
I couldn't bear to work on it for years thereafter.
But, my wife Justine forced me to inch it forward, one recipe at a time. It's been an up and down journey since; sometimes sad, sometimes sweet, but always delicious.
We've finally cooked our way through all 44 recipes of Lili's Cookbook. It is a bilingual collection of unique and nutritious Chinese recipes prepared for those living with cancer.
It contains photos, histories, and anecdotes galore.
I hope to be done by the end of 2014 and to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the book to the non-profit org No Stomach for Cancer in mom's memory.