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CAMBRIDGE MAYOR DAVID MAHER'S RECEPTION WILL HONOR JOYCE CHEN
Friday, October 24, 2014

On Wednesday, October 29, 2014, Mayor David P. Maher, of Cambridge, MA, will hold a reception in his office to honor Joyce Chen, who was a long-time resident of Cambridge, and local cultural icon. According the mayor's statement, "Join us to celebrate (Joyce Chen) lifetime of achievements and commemorate the release of the Celebrity Chef stamp series." This event was publicized in an October 22, 2014 article,"Cambridge's Joyce Chen honored with Forever stamp as pioneer in Chinese cui...

NPR BLOG POSTING, "IN THE WORLD OF CHEFS, ASIAN WOMAN ARE TURNING UP THE HEAT"
Friday, October 17, 2014

Jean Ho's October 15, 2014 article, "In the World of Chefs, Asian Woman are Turning Up the Heat," makes a strong case that unlike Joyce Chen, some Asian woman are not getting the respect they deserve. Ho states, "... there's a glaring absence in this most recent celebration of Asian-American chefs: women. Chinese-American restaurateur Joyce Chen was one of five trailblazing chefs commemorated by a limited edition set of USPS Forever stamps this year, but top honors awarded to contempor...

"USING CHOPSTICKS THE PROPER WAY," BY JOYCE CHEN
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

When Joyce Chen published her cookbook, Joyce Chen Cooks in 1962, she wasn’t just thinking about recipes. She introduced U.S. diners to Chinese ingredients, seasonings, utensils, cooking methods, perfect rice, tea, bean sprouts, dipping sauces, and measurements. And, she was gave instructions for “Using Chopsticks the Proper Way.” Joyce Chen’s Instructions for Using Chopsticks the Proper Way (page. 45 of 1962 edition, Joyce Chen Cooks) “When you eat in a Chinese res...

ANTHONY BOURDAIN'S, CNN'S PARTS UNKNOWN,   AND JOYCE CHEN'S RECIPE FOR TEA EGGS BOTH FEATURE SHANGHAI
Monday, October 13, 2014

Recently, Anthony Bourdain ate $150 per pound Australian Wagu beef in an episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown. He was exploring the food and culture of Shanghai, as did Joyce Chen her 1962 cookbook, Joyce Chen Cooks with her recipe for Tea Eggs. Parts Unknown In his Shanghai episode, Bourdain said, “Even with the modern China rising – there is still this China. The good old stuff The China you first fell in love with Walk down the street and look in any direction, there’s so...

DANNY KAYE, GRAHAM KERR, AND JOYCE CHEN - 1971 PHOTO FLASHBACK
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Joyce Chen developed warm friendships with many well known celebrities thanks to her outgoing personality and successful restaurants in Cambridge MA. Taken in 1971 at the Joyce Chen Restaurant at 500 Memorial Drive, this photo captures the strong connection between Joyce Chen and Danny Kaye, and with Graham Kerr. An English cooking personality, Kerr was known for his television show, The Galloping Gourmet, and many cookbooks. According to Stephen Chen, president of Joyce Chen Foods, Danny Kay ...

JASON SEILER'S OUTSTANDING DIGITAL PAINTINGS FEATURED ON CELEBRITY CHEF FOREVER STAMP SERIES
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Chicago artist Jason Seiler is the genius behind the digital paintings of Joyce Chen and four other trailblazing chefs featured in the U.S. Post Service’s Limited Edition Celebrity Chef Forever Stamp series. Seiler used the same technique to create image of Pope Francis, the 2013 Person of the Year for TIME Magazine. Stephen Chen, president of Joyce Chen Foods met Seiler in Chicago at the Postal Service's September 26, 2014 launch of the stamp series. (see picture) Seiler, who was tra...

COOK'S ILLUSTRATED RECOMMENDS JOYCE CHEN SICHUAN PEPPERCORNS
Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I am pleased to let you know that Cook's Illustrated is recommending our Joyce Chen Sichuan Peppercorn. About our peppercorns, they commented, "This product triggered a "very pronounced" tingling sensation that "packs a punch." It tasted the most like black peppercorns, with "woodsy, clove-like" undertones." Cook's Illustrated was looking for both flavor and tingle from Sichual Peppercorn. They tasted the cracked spice with white rice, and also ground in the Cook's Illustrated re...

BOSTON GLOBE, NEW YORK TIMES, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, COVER NEWS ON JOYCE CHEN
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Joyce Chen has been in the news a lot. Several articles have featured her part of the Postal Service's Celebrity Chef stamp series, and the Central Square Business Associations third annual dumpling festival, which was held in Cambridge on Sunday, September 28, 2014. Today, September 29, 2014, the Boston Globe published an article by Sarah Schweitzer, "Dumpling festival a tribute to Joyce Chen." She wrote, "In an era before Emeril, Rachael, and Wolfgang, Chen was a household name, heralded...

CARLA HALL MEETS STEPHEN CHEN AT THE CHICAGO GOURMET SHOW, SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014

Along with the launch of the USPS Celebrity Stamp series, Stephen Chen, president of Joyce Chen Foods, was happy to attend the Chicago Gourmet, a "celebration of food and wine," at the Millenium Park from September 25 to 27, 2014. This show, put on by bon appetit show included many celebrity chefs, and exhibits. According to Stephen, it was a great event with lots of wonderfull food. He met a number of celebrities, including Carla Hall, cohost of the popular ABC show, "The Chew." The Gourmet Ch...

TWENTY MILLION LIMITED EDITION CELEBRITY CHEFS FOREVER STAMPS RELEASED TODAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014

In a grand celebration at the Park Grill in Chicago, the USPS is celebrating its release 20 million limited edition Celebrity Chef Series Forever stamps, which honor James Beard, Julia Child, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Edward (Felipe) Rojas-Lombardi. According to the USPS press release, these chefs “…revolutionized the nation's understanding of food. By integrating international ingredients and recipes with American cooking techniques and influence, these chefs introduced new f...

WISHING YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM JOYCE CHEN FOODS
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Happy Rosh Hashanah. All of us at Joyce Chen Foods wish you a peaceful New Year. We are proud to offer a full line of premium quality Kosher products. We work closely with Star K and Circle K to ensure that all of our ingredients, cleaning techniques, and manufacturing procedures meet the strick quality requirements of Kosher certification. Here's a list of our Kosher certificed products. Joyce Chen Gluten Free Soy Sauce Joyce Chen Double Black Soy Sauce Joyce Chen Hoisin Sauce Joyce Chen...

JOYCE CHEN DUMPLING FESTIVAL IN CAMBRIDGE, SEPTEMBER 28, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In honor of local legend Joyce Chen, the third annual Festival of Dumplings will be held in Central Square, Cambridge, this Sunday, September 28, 2014, from noon to 3pm. Joyce Chen, who in 1958 opened the first of her four popular restaurants in Cambridge, is credited with introducing dumplings to the American palate, as well as coining the name, Peking Ravioli. Several Cambridge area restaurants will feature unique dumplings for $1 each. There might be corned beef and cabbage in a dumpling, o...