About Wendy Kiang-Spray
I'm a passionate gardener, garden speaker and writer whose articles and contributions have appeared in national publications and books. On weekdays, I'm a high school counselor and at other times, I volunteer with the DC Master Gardeners, speak at many different venues from garden clubs to regional symposiums, and blog here about Asian vegetables and at my blog Greenish Thumb about family and other garden projects. In my spare time, I tend my garden in zone 6, Maryland.
The Chinese Kitchen Garden is my first book and is an amalgamation of all my loves: family, cultural stories, gardening, heritage vegetables, and cooking. Through writing this book, I've also found a way to record and share with you many of my favorite recipes from my mom's weeknight stir-fry, to her spicy Sichuan peppercorn quick pickles, to one of my favorite taro and coconut desserts.
About the Photography
While I have been thrilled to be able to include some of my own photography in The Chinese Kitchen Garden, most of the photography in the book as well as on this website is credited to Sarah Culver. Sarah's skill and artistry bring The Chinese Kitchen Garden to life, making every vegetable in the garden or in the kitchen a true work of art.