T. Susan Chang

Lecturer in English Language & Literature

Contact & Office Hours

Spring 2017
Tuesday and Thursday,
9:45-10:15 a.m.
And by appointment.

Seelye Hall 307



T. Susan Chang began writing about food and cooking in 2000 for The Boston Globe food section after working for a decade as an editor in academic publishing. Her cookbook reviews became a regular monthly feature in the Globe starting in 2005, at which point she also began contributing to National Public Radio’s “Kitchen Window” column.

Since 2006, Chang has selected the best cookbooks of the year for NPR, and in 2014 she also began writing cookbook reviews for The Washington Post. She posts about food and cookbooks on her blog Cookbooks for Dinner.

In 2011, Chang published A Spoonful of Promises: Recipes & Stories from a Well-Tempered Table, a collection of mouthwatering tales about the eating life. Alongside her food writing, Chang also began working on food sustainability issues in 2004, when she was named a Food and Society Policy Fellow. She wrote regional wellness policy, started a school garden and helped to launch a school greenhouse program in her neighborhood.

Selected Publications

A Spoonful of Promises: Recipes & Stories from a Well-Tempered Table. Lyons Press, 2011.