Attention all foodies!
From Fields to Family, a new exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum, is opening tonight. If you are interested in learning more about the heritage surrounding the Asian Pacific American food influence in Washington, you should definitely make time to explore this exhibit. It will include many facets of the food experience, from cultural traditions and cooking techniques, to farming and the impact of politics on the food community over the years. As you move through the exhibit, you will have a chance to see modern cuisine (Marination food truck) blend with the historical (a machine once used to cut and fold fotune cookies). It is a hands-on exhibit, and participants are encouraged to learn how to use chopsticks at one station, stir fry wooden veggies at another, and you can even practice rolling small pieces of felt sushi.
There will also be special events to coincide with the exhibit, including a combination plate dinner with food anthropologist Maxine Chan in October, and a book reading with Shiro Kashiba (owner of Shiro's Sushi in Belltown), follwed by a book signing, sushi demonstration and tasting, in November.
The exhibit runs until July 15, 2012.
**While you are at the Wing Luke, make sure to save time for their historic Chinatown hotel tour, which has been compared to the Tenament Museum tour in New York City (tour included in museum admission). Highly recommended!