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Taiwanese Homestyle Cooking Cookbook


From the homes of our Taiwanese parents, aunties, uncles, and grandparents, the nonprofit Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL) has compiled a series of tried-and-true recipes into a practical cookbook. What we love about this cookbook is its utility; these are recipes that have been tested amid the busyness of everyday life—of raising children and taking care of households. Case in point: the book is divided into sections like “Children’s Party,” including Easy Meatballs and Dumplings, and “Easy Weeknight Dinner,” including Beef Noodle Soup and Garlic Shrimp.

The book was first published in 1995 to benefit Leading Youth Forward, a Taiwanese youth summer camp, and was only reprinted once... until TACL decided to reissue it in 2022. All sales of this cookbook benefit the youth summer camp they still run in the Bay Area.

Note: All proceeds go directly to the Taiwanese American Citizens League – Leading Youth Forward (TACL-LYF).


From the publisher:

Produced by Taiwanese American Citizens League – Leading Youth Forward (TACL-LYF), the book is a beautiful bilingual compilation of recipes written, tested, and passed down by our Taiwanese parents and grandparents in collaboration with 2nd generation Taiwanese Americans. It includes suggested menus for various occasions and quick guidelines for prep time, complexity level, and significance in Taiwanese culture.

About the Author

Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL)
was officially established on July 13, 1985, with the mission to help improve the quality of life of Taiwanese Americans in the United States. TACL’s programs serve to benefit all ages, but have all emphasized on leadership and identity development programs for youth, encouraging involvement and development in areas that Asian Americans lack adequate representation. Signature programs include the Leading Youth Forward (LYF) Camps.

With over 40 years of experience, TACL-LYF is the largest Taiwanese American summer camp in the San Francisco Bay Area, designed to help Taiwanese American youth discover and develop who they are. Campers are organized into small groups and families, and participate in workshops, clinics, and camp traditions.

Specifications and Dimensions

Printed in Taiwan
Book is printed in black and white

216 pages, Paperback, Spiral-bound
by Taiwanese American Citizens League – Leading Youth Forward (TACL-LYF)

Dimensions: 8.5” L x 8” W x 0.5” H
Weight: 1 lb