Combining the trends of culinary medicine and seasonal eating and adding a dash of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Healing Herbal Soups: Boost Your Immunity and Weather the Seasons with Traditional Chinese Recipes by Rose Cheung and Genevieve Wong is the first book of its kind to focus on boosting immunity and weathering the seasons, by a mother-daughter, Chinese-American duo.
Rose and Genevieve have been making Chinese herbal soups in their kitchens all their lives. They made broths to help their bodies adapt to the seasons, and now, for the first time, they’re translating these traditional recipes—all of which have been vetted by Dr. Shiu Hon Chui, a preeminent TCM doctor, researcher, and professor—into English.
Rose is a mother and entrepreneur, inheriting her fondness for soup from her mother who raised her in a very traditional Chinese family in Hong Kong. After Rose moved to the United States to attend college, she got married and decided to settle down in Southern California, and later opened and owned a Chinese restaurant in Hermosa Beach for four years with her husband.
Genevieve is a four-time Emmy-nominated producer and writer. As a journalist, she has reported for news organizations like NBC News, the New York Post, and the Los Angeles Times. Genevieve is also a former cooking producer at The Nate Show, where she worked alongside celebrity chefs like Todd English and Bobby Flay. After two decades of suffering from conditions like eczema, allergies, and asthma, Genevieve became extremely interested in TCM at the age of twenty-three, and by default, began to learn about the healing powers of Chinese herbal soups.
Listen as they tell us about these special soups, where to source these herbs, and the residual health benefits aside from their intended purposes in this encore episode from January 2022.