Photo by Anna Wolf 

Photo by Anna Wolf 

Po-Po is a baking and catering business based in Brooklyn, New York, specializing in whole, feel-good foods that tantalize your tastebuds too.  

Po-Po or 婆婆 means “grandma” in Chinese. From my Po-Po –– this tiny but mighty Sichuanese matriarch –– I learned how to nourish my body with healthy, delicious cooking. Food connected us. It was the language through which we communicated. There was nothing that said “I love you” more than a bowl of her red bean soup. (I’m still trying to replicate that soup to this day.)

When Po-Po passed away in 2015, I sought comfort in the kitchen.  It’s where her spirit lives and her presence is always felt. Today, it’s where I continue my culinary practice by incorporating her food philosophies and traditions in new creations.

Click here to read my story about her in Bon Appétit.