Cooking Along With Chef George ChenVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Part of Asia Society's Virtual Cooking Series during AAPI Heritage Month
In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month in May, Asia Society is excited to host a series of virtual cooking programs across its centers in the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Programs will focus on the versatility and universality of rice across the region — featuring discussions on the ingredient's significance or history in a particular culture as well as step-by-step cooking tutorials.
On Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pacific, Asia Society Northern California will host Chef George Chen, founder and executive chef of China Live in San Francisco, as part of this virtual food series. Chef Chen will discuss the cultural significance of rice and show our virtual audience how to prepare fried rice using a traditional Chinese wok.
This program is complimentary and open to the global community. We hope you will join Asia Society in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month!
Asia Society Northern California members in attendance will be entered to win prizes from Chef Chen's culinary and cultural destination, China Live! One winner will receive a China Live Carbon Steel Wok and China Live House Condiments Gift Box, while a second winner will receive a complimentary dinner for four at China Live! Become an Asia Society Northern California member today: https://asiasociety.org/northern-california/join-our-community
Two members in attendance will also be selected in a random drawing during this program to win a roundtrip Southwest Airlines e-pass! Join us on May 12 to be entered into the drawing.
Rice is the staple food for over half of the world's population, as well as a lucrative export for many Asian countries. The harvesting and consumption of rice traces back more than 10,000 years in East Asia, spreading across the Asian continent over time and later, the rest of the world. Since ancient times, rice has been considered divine or associated with women and fertility. Festivals throughout Asia celebrate the rice harvest, and the consumption of rice has shaped cultures and dietary habits across Asia.
A variety of popular dishes around the world, both sweet and savory, have sprouted from this starchy cereal grain: from fried rice to sticky rice, from sake to biryani. Join Asia Society in celebrating AAPI Heritage Month and in appreciating the cultural and delicious significance of rice around the world!
Date: Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pacific
5:00 p.m. Program Begins
5:30 p.m. Program Concludes
Link to join virtually via Zoom will be emailed the day before and an hour before the program is scheduled to begin by Rexille Uy, Director of Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org). This will be a webinar program; attendees will not appear on camera and will participate via the Q&A box.
Chef George Chen is the founder and executive chef of China Live in San Francisco. Since his teens, Chef Chen has worked in more than a dozen restaurants before creating award winning Betelnut restaurant in 1995. Since then, he has created and operated 16 restaurants worldwide and now is primarily focused on the entire culinary China Live experience, especially Eight Tables. Chef Chen is responsible for the creative menu development of all his restaurants and continues his mission to bring fine Chinese food to the forefront of worldwide culinary recognition.