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Wai Hon Chu

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Wai Hon Chu is the co-author of The Dumpling: A Seasonal Guide, a collection of traditional dumpling recipes from around the world. Chu completed his culinary training at The Art Institute of New York and has worked in the kitchens of March, Clementine, and The Russian Tea Room. In 1999, he launched El Eden Chocolates, which grew into a Manhattan storefront offering over 25 truffle varieties nationwide. His handmade chocolates have garnered rave reviews from The New York Times, Food & Wine, Chocolatier, Fortune Small Business, New York magazine, TimeOut New York, National Public Radio, and others. Chu was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York City’s Chinatown where his father worked as a butcher and a restaurant chef for over 23 years. Wai currently works as a cooking instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education, the Natural Gourmet Institute, and the Bowery Culinary Center at Whole Foods Market.

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