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The acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Jan Wong discusses her new memoir Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and China (Goose Lane, 2017), with Joseph Planta.


Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and China by Jan Wong (Goose Lane, 2017).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Jan Wong joins me again. She’s just published a new memoir. It’s a delicious and dishy book, Apron Strings: Navigating Food and Family in France, Italy, and China. On sabbatical from her job as a professor, Jan decides to learn how people in these three countries cook, and more importantly how they cook and eat in their own homes. She and her twentysomething son Sam, head off, and it’s quite interesting how they end up going, but soon they’re learning about their hosts, this delicious food, and of course each other. Books about mothers and sons are few and far between, and this is a terrific addition to this genre. Jan Wong is a prize-winning journalist, bestselling author, and a professor of journalism at St. Thomas University. She is a third-generation Canadian, and the eldest daughter of a prominent restaurateur. This new book is published by Goose Lane. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Jan Wong; Ms. Wong, good morning.

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