I just want to let you know how much I love Wendy Chan's contributions to the Journal (most recently, "Tomato and Egg Stir-Fry," July 29).
I lived in Humboldt County for 15 years, between 1982 and 2000, first earning my BA and MA at Humboldt State University, then practicing law in Eureka and Arcata, after earning my law degree at University of Oregon. For a while, I had the best office in Humboldt County: top floor Jacoby Storehouse, overlooking the Arcata Plaza.
However, I've lived in Taiwan for the past 21 years, and still do, so I know Chinese food well, and it's always a thrill to see dishes such as dragon boat rice, sesame noodles or fried egg and tomatoes, which are such a basic part of life on this side of the world, published over there in fantastic Humboldt County, in the always excellent North Coast Journal. Thanks for all your great work and thanks for publishing her pieces. They are totally authentic, terrific and greatly appreciated.
I hope Wendy is doing well and enjoying life in Humboldt. It's a secret dream of mine to someday move back, though I'm not sure my (Taiwanese) wife will go for it.
That's all. I just wanted to say thanks to the Journal and to Wendy.
Chris Neumeyer, Taipei, Taiwan