Essential Cooking: Chef Jon Kung’s Chinese American recipes

Ann Delisi and Chef James Rigato chat with Detroit chef, author, and social media start Jon Kung.

Detroit chef and social media star Jon Kung sits down with Ann and James to discuss his new book: “KUNG FOOD: Chinese American Recipes from a Third Culture Kitchen.”

“I wanted to make sure I armed his readers with a solid foundation of knowledge in Chinese ingredients, with the intention that they would go and run with it… and incorporate that into their own food,” Kung says.

Discover Jon Kung’s inspiring journey, from his early days of pop-up culinary ventures in Detroit’s bustling Eastern Market to amassing a staggering following of over 1 million TikTok fans.

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In this episode:

  • Conversation with Jon Kung, author of “KUNG FOOD: Chinese American Recipes from a Third Culture Kitchen”
  • Pop-ups in Detroit
  • TikTok stardom

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