Fresh Market Finds with Rose Duong
Chef Rose Duong immigrated to the United States from Vietnam as a child in 1975, after the fall of Saigon. When she and her family settled in Chicago, they literally felt a world away from home.
“We’d walk the aisles of the supermarket and there was nothing we recognized as food,” Rose says. “No produce or spices. The only rice was Uncle Ben’s.”
In the years since, she has adapted to the Midwest and its seasonal produce, and earned a Michelin star as executive chef at Kingsbury Street Café in Chicago. In addition to becoming a personal caterer to Oprah Winfrey and running the Harpo Studios employee café, Rose and her family ran Work of Art bakery, creating legendary and award-winning cakes.
At home in her kitchen, she blends her favorite flavors from her heritage with the seasonal vegetables and meats of the Midwest.