Hoang Samuelson is a writer, editor and storyteller based in Portland, Oregon, where she lives with her husband, two kids, ages six and nine, and a very active springer spaniel.
Her work explores Asian American culture and identity through the lens of food and family, in particular, close-kit, rural village communities. She’s been featured in publications including Catapult, Food52, The Kitchn, The Takeout, the Oregonian, Roxane Gay’s newsletter The Audacity, and more. She believes in the power of rituals, of sharing recipes and stories through multiple generations—an important part of her childhood growing up as the youngest of three surrounded by a close knit community of family in southern Vietnam.
A regular contributor to several publications, including The Takeout, The Kitchn (where she writes about food and culture) and BooknBrunch.com, where she profiles authors. She is currently working on her first novel.