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“ Dinner starts with a ceviche of beef, the love child of northern Italy's raw beef culture and the couple's interest in assertive flavors from around the world. Depending on the day, you may find lemongrass, cilantro, and miso- perfect strangers across Italy- canoodling with cured anchovies and handmade pastas. "It's not fusion," says Francesca. "We don't ever think 'How can we work a bit of Asia into this plate?' If it makes sense on the fork, then we go for it." From there Francesca takes me th ...more ”
“ […] as the bearer of an Asian face in America, you paid some incremental penalty, never absolute, but always omnipresent, that meant that you were by default unlovable and unloved; that you were presumptively a nobody, a mute and servile figure, distinguishable above all by your total incapacity to threaten anyone; that you were many laudable things that the world might respect and reward, but that you were fundamentally powerless to affect anyone in a way that would make you either loved or fea ...more ”
This book club will engage participants on a variety of culturally relevant topics that have inc…more
[close] This book club will engage participants on a variety of culturally relevant topics that have included (but are not limited to): ethnicity/race, country, agism, classism, gender stereotypes, ability and disability, sexual orientation, mental health, religion and spiritual beliefs and practices, and current cultural issues.
1,848 members, last active 8 hours ago
This is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a w…more
[close] This is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs. Every month the hosts of the book club record a podcast episode to discuss the book of the month. Listen & Subscribe to our podcast: Website: http://www.booksandboba.com/ iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/books-and-boba/id1159846166 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6A3AYFQLggeEIEQqeCH0Av Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/potluck-podcast-collective/books-and-boba RSS: https://simplecast.com/podcasts/2286/rss
1,296 members, last active 4 days ago
[close] Welcome Everyone! Let's read books in the ENGLISH language by: AMERICAN DIASPORA authors who identify with their multi-ethnic, multinational & multiracial heritages from Southeast Asia such as: BRUNEI, CAMBODIA, LAOS, INDONESIA, MALAYSIA, MYANMAR (Burma), PHILIPPINES, SINGAPORE, THAILAND & VIETNAM OR Who identify with their specific indigenous heritages (ethnic minority groups) from Southeast Asia such as: HMONG, KAREN, LU MIEN, MONTAGNARD, MUONG & etc. **All genres & forms are welcome: fiction, non-fiction, essays, short stories, young adult, picture books, graphic novels, memoirs, poetry, plays etc. ***NOTE: While all types of literature should be discussed or reviewed, this space will not focus on any works that have: A) Southeast Asians as secondary characters in fictional works B) Non-Asian (especially white) authors writing on Southeast Asian characters or topics C) Southeast Asian authors from other diasporas: Australia, Canada, UK etc. D) Southeast Asian authors who write in their respective Southeast Asian languages (i.e., an author raised in Vietnam writes primarily in Vietnamese) Thank you & happy reading!
6 members, last active 3 months ago
Welcome to Shine & Shadow. We are a group focused on monthly group reads and discussions. We hav…more
[close] Welcome to Shine & Shadow. We are a group focused on monthly group reads and discussions. We have 3 group reads per month: 1 'Dark' read, 1 'Light' read, & 1 'World Tour' read. Choose which group read to participate in depending on your mood for the month. Join us and jump into the discussion! Genres enjoyed: General Fiction, Fantasy, Thriller, "Slice of Life", Memoir, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Queer, Historical Fiction, Horror Genres (typically) not enjoyed: Romance, Young Adult, Self-help, Cookbook, How-To Guide, Ancient Untranslatable Tome Written In Dead Language *In this group we welcome everyone and so wish to keep the group public. However, due to some adult themes discussed in our group reads, we would like to request all members are over the age of 18. If you are found to be under 18, we may remove you from the group.
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