MOCAEATS: The Dim Sum Field Guide

Sun, Apr 23, 2017 @ 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Tickets (include museum admission): $25 (with copy of book); $15/adult; $12/student & senior; free for MOCA members

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“Small enough to fit in a handbag, Carolyn Phillips’ beautifully illustrated guide really can help a nervous diner navigate the sometimes intimidating realm of dim sum.”
                                                                    - NPR

Carolyn Phillips demystifies the rich, nuanced culinary institution of teahouse snacks in The Dim Sum Field Guide (Ten Speed Press, 2016), a pocket-size, definitive resource featuring 80 hand-drawn illustrations. Join us with Carolyn in dissecting dim sum classics like siu mai, xiaolongbao, char siu, roast duck, and more! She will also talk a bit about how to how she became a professional food writer, found a niche, got started, and kept going, and she will even hand out a few secrets to success, as well as temporary but stylish dim sum tattoos.

Carolyn is a James Beard Award-nominated scholar, author, and artist whose work has appeared everywhere from Lucky Peach and Saveur to Goop and Gastronomica. She is the author of All Under Heaven, the first comprehensive cookbook on the 35 cuisines of China (with more than 300 recipes), which was co-published by Ten Speed Press and McSweeney’s in August 2016. Visit her at