About the author...
Eng Tie Ang was born in Indonesia of Chinese parents who had fled China in 1949 and emigrated to Indonesia. When Tie was five years old, her family fled ethnic persecution in Indonesia and emigrated to Brazil, where she grew up. Being the only girl among five children, Tie began cooking at an early age in her mother’s kitchen. Her mother, another great cooking instructor, taught Tie the art of cutting vegetables and mixing spices to make dishes that not only look great but are also exquisitely pleasing to the taste. Her dishes whet the eyes as well as the appetite.
In 1979, Tie came to America. She settled in Seattle, where she still lives with her husband and two sons. Thus, Tie has been influenced by four distinct cultures in her life: Chinese, Indonesian, Brazilian, and American. Additionally, Tie has traveled throughout North and South America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.
Over the past 27 years in Seattle, Tie has established a reputation for high quality, excellent meals, prepared in a quick and easy fashion. She teaches a variety of ethnic cooking classes through the University of Washington’s Experimental College, the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Puget Consumers’ Co-op, Whole Foods, various cooking schools, and private classes in her home.
When not teaching, Tie writes her popular (over 150,000 copies sold) “Delightful” cookbook series: Delightful Thai Cooking, Delightful Brazilian Cooking, Delightful Vietnamese Cooking, Delightful Tofu Cooking, and her newest release Delightful Chinese Cooking. Realizing that we all live in a stressful, fast-paced world, Tie’s recipes are geared towards the family cook (both experienced and novice) with limited time. So if this sounds like you and you want more than standard fare at meals, try one or all of these books. You’ll find them to be valuable friends.