Jia! (“Eat!”) is a book about the food, culture, and people of Swatow, Teochew, and the Teoswa diaspora.
Teoswa is the local pronunciation of Chaoshan (潮汕), the region in China’s eastern Guangdong Province comprising the cities of Teochew (Chaozhou), Swatow (Shantou), and Gigyong (Jieyang). It’s the ancestral homeland of about 25 million gaginang — that’s Teoswa for “our people.” It’s estimated that half of all Teoswa live outside of China. — Jia Cookbook website
An essay by the author about (and with photographs of) Teoswa cuisine can be found here.