Abraham Conlon

The Adventures of Fat Rice

Abraham Conlon

Talk: The Adventures of Fat Rice

Abraham Conlon and Adrienne Lo are the chefs and co-owners of the popular Chicago restaurant Fat Rice. They have awards and recognition from the James Beard Foundation, Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Eater, and many others. Hugh Amano is a writer and the former sous chef of Fat Rice. In their new cookbook, The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau the James Beard Award finalists explore the vibrant food culture of Macau, the former Portuguese outpost on the Pearl River in China, where travelers from Europe, Southeast Asia, and beyond traded resources, culture, and food.

Abraham Conlon

Growing up in blue-collar Lowell Ma, Abe’s culinary beginning was heavily impacted by his Portuguese heritage and a strong Southeast Asian presence in his community. Now, his new venture Fat Rice is a return to roots, harmonizing the rich influence of Abe’s upbringing and heritage with a thirst for culinary exploration and preservation, focusing on food from modest traditions.

Fat Rice

In their new cookbook, The Adventures of Fat Rice: Recipes from the Chicago Restaurant Inspired by Macau the James Beard Award finalists explore the vibrant food culture of Macau, the former Portuguese outpost on the Pearl River in China, where travelers from Europe, Southeast Asia, and beyond traded resources, culture, and food.

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