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My Father: The Eater, the Trickster King

A man of many appetites gets a diagnosis that demands he suppress them

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The family myth goes like this: 10 years ago, my aunt asks my father for the recipe to his famous red-braised pork. He sends her home with written instructions, but the results are not quite right. A year later, she asks again, and again he gives her instructions, exactly the…

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Lillian Li

Lillian Li

Lillian Li is the author of NUMBER ONE CHINESE RESTAURANT (Henry Holt). Follow her @zillianzi, or check out her website: lillianliauthor.com.

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