Tiny Moons

From the publisher:

Tiny Moons is a collection of essays about food and belonging. Nina Mingya Powles journeys between Wellington, Kota Kinabalu and Shanghai, tracing the constants in her life: eating and cooking, and the dishes that have come to define her. Through childhood snacks, family feasts, Shanghai street food and student dinners, she attempts to find a way back towards her Chinese-Malaysian heritage.

Gayle recommends:

Few things have made me feel as hungry as I felt while reading this book. Tiny Moons explores the connections between food, language, inheritance and belonging, and contains a dangerous number of delicious descriptions of dumplings.