Cultural and Culinary Crossovers, Asian and Southern Heritage
Cultural and Culinary Crossovers, Mother-Daughter Share Asian and Southern Heritage
Years before "fusion cuisine" became a buzz phrase, a Smyrna woman who immigrated from China was introducing her family to cross-cultural cooking. Today her daughter tells the AJC how she and her mother continue to build upon these traditions. Natalie and Margaret Keng, a daughter and mother from Smyrna whose family ran one of metro Atlanta's early Chinese restaurants, started a unique culinary cottage industry that straddles two cultures. They teach cooking classes, give demos and lead Asian market tours —- all with a dash of spice and personality.