Latest News & Appearances:
Gregg Garman, Assistant Principal of the Yongsan International School of Seoul, shares all of our children’s books with his students, and he kindly invited us to do a Skype presentation last year. We had so much fun interacting with all the kids, reading a book, and taking questions. Now Gregg will be visiting us at Chocolate Chocolate on June 13! He’s going to join us behind the counter, don a Chocolate Chocolate apron and help customers! Gregg is a true chocoholic, and we’ll be honored to break chocolate with him!
A fabulous Allergies, Away! post by ingenius blogger Jama Kim Rattigan! http://jamarattigan.com/2013/10/08/chatting-with-ginger-park-and-frances-park-about-allergies-away-two-scrumptious-chocolate-recipes/
NBC4 Feature on us for Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month! http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Special-Report-Asian-Americans-in-the–207921601.html
The Washington Post’s Express featured our latest book ALLERGIES, AWAY! (inspired by Ginger’s son Justin who is severely allergic to nuts, dairy & eggs) in their May 7 online & print issues to coincide with our pub date. What a wonderful article replete with photo & recipe of our Panko Chicken! Check it out! http://www.readexpress.com/2013/05/a-sweet-solution/ Our cookbook is not only filled with 70 scrumptious recipes, but includes foodie & family anecdotes, as well as chronicles Justin’s allergy journey from age 1 to 14. There are comfort foods and there are comfort books. ALLERGIES, AWAY! is the best of both worlds, and will surely be a great source of comfort for parents and allergic children.
The Washington Post’s Health & Science featured our book ALLERGIES, AWAY! in the newspaper & online!http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/allergy-friendly-cookbook-for-kids-from-washington-chocolate-makers/2013/05/20/de89e5ba-b7f1-11e2-b94c-b684dda07add_story.html
Coolest Literary Blogger Meg Wessell featured ALLERGIES, AWAY! on her blog A Bookish Affair! http://abookishaffair.blogspot.com/2012/01/review-chocolate-chocolate-by-frances.html
Hot DC Blogger Pamela’s Punch featured ALLERGIES, AWAY! http://www.pamelaspunch.com/allergies-away-sweet-treats-at-chocolate-chocolate/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+PamelasPunch+(Pamela’s+Punch)
We were the featured authors on Bookends, a monthly segment on our local NPR station WAMU. Hear us talk about books, our writing inspiration & of course, chocolate! Check out our Bookends Interview under Links (right).
Our book THE HAVE A GOOD DAY CAFE was recently picked as a 10th Anniversary TOP TEN foodie book! http://www.papertigers.org/wordpress/papertigers-10th-anniversary-top-10-multicultural-childrens-books-about-food-double-helpings-from-grace-lin-and-jama-rattigan/
We did a fabulous Skype presentation on September 25, 2012 with the students of the Yongsan International School in Seoul. We talked about our children’s books & chocolate, and answered many thoughtful questions!
Our portraits and personal essays are currently on exhibit in “Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.
Welcome: It goes without saying that YES we are sisters as well as the collaborators of many award-winning children’s books & adult novels. We’re also chocoholics so it’s no surprise that we own a chocolate shop too! Not just any shop! Our shop – Chocolate Chocolate – was recently voted the BEST CANDY SHOP in Washington, DC by the readers of Washingtonian magazine. Our shop is in the heart of downtown Washington, DC. If you can’t visit us in the shop, you can always visit us online at chocolatedc.com!
Our memoir “Chocolate Chocolate: The True Story of Two Sisters, Tons of Treats, and the Little Shop That Could” was published on May 10, 2011 by Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press (see Publisher’s Weekly and Booklist reviews under “Memoir”). Embracing the great American dream, the immigrant experience, sisterhood, customers and a quarter century of dripping chocolate love.
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See our other book covers below, and please visit both our Adult Books and Children’s Books pages to order and learn more about all our books!