The World Eats Here: Amazing Food and the Inspiring People Who Make It at New York's Queens Night Market

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About the Author

John Wang was born and raised in Texas, but his love affair with night markets started during the childhood summers he spent visiting Taiwan. A graduate of Yale's law and business school (and triple-major from the University of Michigan), John quit his high-paying M&A attorney job at a premier law firm after paying off his student loans and in 2015 pursued his dream of creating what came to be the Queens Night Market. Now in its 5th year, the popular event averages over 12,000 visitors every summer Saturday--and has welcomed over 1 million visitors since its inception. Along with his wife Storm Garner, he is co-author of the market's cookbook The World Eats Here.

DC-born, Paris-raised, and based in New York City since working on her first La Mama, ETC theater production in 2006, Storm Garner is a multi-disciplined artist--writer, filmmaker, designer, actor, musician--with a BA in Nonfiction Creative Writing from Columbia University and current student in Columbia's Oral History Master's Program. She created the video for the Queens Night Market's first Kickstarter campaign and the stories included in this book are derived from her long-form interviews with participating vendors for her thesis The Queens Night Market Vendor Stories Oral History Project, which will be publicly archived at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.


An Amazon Best Book of May--Cookbooks, Food & Wine
One of Esquire's Ten Best Cookbooks of 2020

"Food is the best way to understand the story of a person--where they came from, where they're going, what they hold dear. And the world comes to roost at the Queens Night Market."--Esquire

"Charmingly designed and illustrated with a mix of photographs and hand-drawn depictions of ingredients and dishes, the effect is that of a cherished cookbook that has been handed from friend to friend. The magic of the event is really captured by this book."--Booklist

"If you can't visit an outdoor food market. . . then you can pretend to be there by cooking your own takeout."--Fortune

"Heirloom and street food recipes are the tempting stars of this cookbook. They reflect Wang and Garner's commitment to celebrating New York's ethnic diversity. . . . Garner's extended recipe introductions and interviews are resonant with poignant stories about the many challenges each chef has faced. . . . Their individual stories and food memories season the recipes with even more flavor and meaning."--Foreword Reviews, starred review

"This wildly diverse collection introduces a galaxy of flavors."--Publishers Weekly