Welcome Back Lianne Falk!
Lianne created Tastes of India last year at the Hackett House. This year, continuing the Chinese New Year celebration, Lianne brings us food originating from China where Tempe has a Sister City – Zhenjiang.
A little autobiography about Lianne:
My love affair with all-things-culinary started off at the tender age of 8. I felt like peanut brittle….so I dragged a step-stool into the kitchen….and started making it!
At age 12 I qualified for a full fledged Bakery Course, and was able to keep abreast with the adult students with aplomb.
Having lived and worked in 9 Countries (spread over 4 Continents: Asia, Africa, Europe and N America) helped me imbibe cultures and cuisines of a varied hue. My work experience with 3 international airlines was conducive to honing my culinary skills, although I am a Marketing specialist by design and degree.
If I can express myself in 5 languages…..the more apt description of my ability to express myself with food, can best be expressed in about 10 cuisines. The lure of Far East cuisines is addictive for the “thinking Chef” in me. I do have a thoroughly International background and mindset. Comparisons and Fusion is what I do best. My parents named me “Li”anne because of Mums love for Chinese food…..so with a ‘fusion name’….how could I stay away from fusion cuisine….
The main appeal of the culinary art is cooking for friends, and winning prizes was just an added bonus.
I love sharing tips, ideas and recipes.
Lianne’s Menu for the dinner:
Gyoza, fried wonton, steamed Shumai and a glass noodle salad.
Shrimp & mushroom fried rice
Ginger fried fish fillet
Litchi and almond pudding