Cathy Erway made her mark on the New York food scene in the most unconventional way possible: by perfecting how to eat in. For two years she disavowed eating anything but food she prepared with her own hands, heart, and creativity. In the process developed a popular blog, wrote a book, started hosting a weekly radio show, and became an underground celebrity. Her experiments in Not Eating Out in New York gave her entrée into a New York food culture seldom seen and her fans a scrumptious collection of quick, cost-efficient, seasonal, local, and healthy recipes. True to her passion for unearthing the authentic and gritty, Chef Cathy traveled the kitchen nooks of Taiwan to research her insightful second book released this spring, “The Food of Taiwan.” The book explores the always intertwined food and culture of the often under-appreciated island of Taiwan.