Jocelyn Contreras from UC Irvine’s New University newspaper reviews Ăn: To Eat- Recipes and Stories from a Vietnamese Family Kitchen.
In a small and crowded room, a mother and daughter sat facing a small gathering. Helene An, the Vietnamese Executive Chef of Crustacean in Beverly Hills sat erect. Her daughter, Jacqueline An, sat next to her. UCI was celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Southeast Asian Archive in Langson Library, and Jacqueline was telling the story of her family restaurant’s origin.