Professor of History and Foodways Frederick Douglass Opie conducted a series of interviews with Dr. Xinghua
Li and her mother about her family’s Chinese foodways. Here they talk about her mothers views on learning to cook in China.
Fred Opie is a Professor History and Foodways at Babson College and a contributor on the radio show The Splendid Table. His latest book is Zora Neale Hurston on Florida Food. Hurston did for Florida what William Faulkner did for Mississippi—provided insights into a state’s culture. The book is an essential read for lovers of history, cooking, and eating. For more on Fred Opie visit http://www.fredopie.com