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Cooking Demonstration | The Customs & Culture of Chinese Food


Thursday September 27, 2018: 6:30pm to 8:00pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Downtown Library: Secret Lab

For Whom

Grade 6 - Adult


Explore the customs, traditions, and stories surrounding Chinese food and festivals. 

  • What do Chinese people eat at Chinese New Year and the Chinese moon festival, and why?
  • What role did Chinese restaurants play in American immigration history? 
  • Where were fortune cookies invented? 
  • And who is General Tso and why are we eating his chicken? 

Afterward, watch Frances Kai-Hwa Wang demonstrate how to make a smashed cucumber salad and discover your fortune in a cookie!

Smashed cucumber salad