Lunar New Year in the Asian-American Kitchen
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About the Event
In this session of Asian-American Folk Traditions, Adrian invites you to ring in the Lunar New Year with him and his mother Amy as they make Tang Yuan, “Mochi Ball” Soup, utilizing the dashi broth recipe from our first introductory class as well as incorporating herbs from Erin’s course on Qi. Tang Yuan is a Chinese soup served on the 15th day of the first month of the Lunar New Year to mark the closing of the New Year Celebrations. In addition to the cook-a-long, Adrian and Amy will welcome you with virtual opening tea ceremony, talk about the folklore and traditions behind the Lunar New Year, as well as share perspectives on ways the Asian-American experience shapes how ancestral traditions like these are observed. This particular session is likely to go over the 2-hour mark, so be prepared for some good old family table banter, differing opinions on recipes and lots of embarrassing stories about Adrian as a baby.
Guest Speaker: Amy Chung (Adrian’s Mom!)
- This class is part of the February session of Asian American Folk Traditions* and ties into Erin's class - All Qi Everything - on Saturday 1/30/2020.
- These two classes can be purchased together for a discounted total price of $100.
- The zoom meeting link will be sent out via confirmation email and 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.
* 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.
- February- 2 Class Package$100$100Sold Out
- Lunar New Year - Solo$50$50Sold Out