A is for Achar, L is for Love

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As her ninety-four-year-old Popo’s health fails, Tammy finds herself returning to her grandmother’s kitchen in search of the Peranakan foods of her childhood. Growing up in Popo’s house, the seven dishes Popo makes every Chinese New Year hold a special place in her heart. Tammy wants to continue Popo’s culinary legacy for her family, and reclaim Popo for herself. Anchored by Popo’s recipes, which trigger long-buried memories of love and loss, the story moves from Popo’s kitchen in Siglap, to a walk-up apartment in Los Angeles, from a telephone booth in Seattle, to an unidentified room on Duxton Hill. Tammy confronts the girl she was, the woman she has become, and the woman that is indelibly her Popo.

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Tammy L Wong