《Tales of a Hong Kong Dandy》- Chua Lam 蔡瀾
Gist of the Book:
Form a Korean barber shop to the ruins of Machu Picchu, from an elaborate Kisaeng ceremony to a Budapest street party, Chua Lam, Hong Kong film producer ane writer of more than two hundred best sellers in Chinese, writes his first book in English during the pandemic lockdown. He invites us to join him as he recounts extraordinary tales from an extraordinary life. We meet film stars and fishmongers, Buddhist monks and a Spanish Contessa. We feast onf Wagyu beef washed down with vintage Romanée Conti, we make foie gras in a French farmhouse and drink single malt whiskey beneath a glacier.
Fine tales in the finest company, beautifully illustrated with wit and charm by his good friend Meilo So.
About the Author：
Chua Lam is a Modern Renaissance Man. His life and work is as varied as it is successful. A film producer, writer, culinary explorer, food critic, tour guide, TV presenter, tea merchant, gourmet retailer, lifestyle guru, calligrapher, YouTuber...and probably the Last Dandy in Hong Kong. Born in Singapore, Chua Lam has made Hong Kong his home since 1963.
About the Illustrator：
Meilo So is the illustrator of many books including Follow the Moon Home; Water Sings Blue; Water Rolls, Water Rises; Pale Male the Citizen Hawk; Otters Love to Play and Butterflies Belong Here. Meilo has collaborated with Chua Lam's weekly article in Next Magazine and Apple Daily since 1991. She was born in Hong Kong and now lives in the Shetland Islands with her husband and daughter, two cats, a cockerel and two hens.