MOCAEATS: Dumpling Making Workshop

Sat, Feb 4, 2017 @ 11:00am - 12:30pm

Ticket: $45/adult; $35/senior and student; $25/member (includes one Pocket Chinese Almanac

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Why are dumplings eaten during Lunar New Year? Join us with Joanna C. Lee and Ken Smith (co-authors of the Pocket Chinese Almanac) in celebrating The Year of the Rooster by making, cooking, and eating Chinese dumplings! Learn the craft of wrapping and cooking both dumplings and wontons while Joanna and Ken share a range of tips and tricks for having a fortuitous and auspicious new year.


Both meat (pork) and vegetarian options are available.


Please note that some ingredients may be produced in factories with nuts, wheat, and dairy. The dumplings are not gluten free.


Limited seats available. Advance purchase recommended.


Joanna C. Lee is a recovering pianist with a doctorate in musicology from Columbia University. A former Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong, she has served as translator for such luminaries as former US President Jimmy Carter and Hong Kong action star Jackie Chan.


Ken Smith writes about Asian arts and culture for the Financial Times and other publications. He is the author of Fate! Luck! Chance! Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace and the Making of The Bonesetter’s Daughter Opera (Chronicle Books) and Talking about Music (Beijing Normal University Press).


The authors divide their time between Hong Kong and New York and have been artistic advisors to a wide array of cultural projects, including David Henry Hwang’s bilingual Broadway play Chinglish. They used the almanac to set their wedding date.


Image Credit: Dumplings by Michael Tong, Featured Chef in Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America.