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Francis Lam Sets His Splendid Table In The Bay

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Courtesy of American Public Media

Francis Lam grew up in New Jersey to Chinese immigrant parents who dreamed of him becoming a dentist or lawyer. When he said he wanted to be a writer, well, they weren’t exactly thrilled. But then they saw that first byline and they were convinced.

Francis went on to become a multiple James Beard Award Winning food writer and host of the popular food and culture show The Splendid Table.

Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.