Asian American Folk Traditions: Ancestral Wisdom for Daily Life
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Explore what it means to embrace Asian and American traditions in the heart, home and kitchen. In this introductory session, we will unpack the term ‘Asian American Folk Traditions’ and set out to explore the intersection of Eastern traditions, seasonal rhythms and modern American life. How do we reimagine the assumption that trends such as wellness, slow-living and farm-to-table are an exclusively Western phenomena? Adrian Chang and Erin Wilkins will co-teach the first class of this workshop series* where we'll learn:
- Intro to Eastern energetic theory, herbalism and how it applies to your everyday life with Erin Wilkins of @HerbFolkMedicine.
- How can our kitchens become cultivators for wellness and a sacred space to connect with the ancestors with Adrian Chang of @Mori.House and @MyKitsuneCafe.
- A cooking demonstration with Adrian- Steeped in Heritage: Fresh Kombu and Katsuo Dashi Broth with Seasonal Vegetables.
- An ingredients list and special herbal tea blend will be sent out 2 weeks prior to class.
- The zoom meeting link will be sent out via email 24 hours prior to class.
- A recording of the workshop will be sent out to all participants following the event (expires after 1 month).
- Please note that this is a community care class, not a professional development course.
- All sales are final.
- Adrian is a cook, food writer and 3rd generation Chinese-American. After living mostly in Japan and other various countries in Asia for over a decade, he and his husband returned to Northern California in 2016 and found a small home in the redwood forests. Since then, they have created Mori House (IG: @mori.house), a blog which follows their homestead-inspired and slow-living lifestyle, heavily inspired by the folk traditions of their respective ancestors and those of the countries they once called home. Adrian is also known for his Asian-American cooking blog (IG: @mykitsunecafe) which was started as an exploration of his Asian heritage through food. His favored hashtag #OurFoodByUs is meant as a statement of reclamation and an Asian-American rejection of the colonization of “Asian food” in White-dominated food culture. He also develops recipes for his friends at Radical Family Farm, the only QAAPI owned, regenerative Asian Heritage Vegetable Farm in Sonoma County and posts additional recipes on his website at www.mykitsunecafe.com.
- Erin is an Asian American herbalist and Japanese acupuncturist. Her clinical work is rooted in Eastern energetic theory (Japanese and traditional Chinese medicine) -- tapping into her own ancestral healing traditions to empower others to restore health and prevent illness. She is the owner of Herb Folk, an herb shop and clinic in Petaluma, CA. She founded Herb Folk in 2016 to spotlight Asian American herbalism and to serve the community by making holistic health care more accessible. Erin remains a dedicated activist at the intersection of herbalism, racial equity and environmental justice. She is a parent to two young kids and a proud Yonsei. To learn more visit HerbFolkShop.com
* Asian American Folk Traditions: Ancestral Wisdom for Daily Life 2021
A series of seasonal wellness courses based on ancestral knowledge from the Asian-American hearth & home. Join Herbalist Erin Wilkins (@Herbfolkmedicine) and Cook & Food Writer Adrian Chang (@Mori.house/@MyKitsuneCafé) as they take you into a space where Asian ancestral wisdom intersects with Western upbringing and culture, and manifests itself as a unique perspective into natural, holistic & intentional living. Let Erin take you through a journey of exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine and its relation and benefits to body & mind. Follow Adrian into his home as together we learn nourishing seasonal recipes which speak to the depth and soul of what it means to be Asian-American in the kitchen.
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