The Chinatown-International District has played a central role in the story of Seattle’s Asian-American community for more than 120 years. Walking through the neighborhood today, you pass ornamental arches, historic placards and numerous small shops. But more than anything else, you are enveloped by food. Rows of hanging whole roasted ducks, glass jars stuffed with licorice plums, the beany aroma of a tofu factory. Food is central to our cultural identity, meals around the world are eaten in intimate quarters, shared with family and friends. As such, it is often the first place we turn when home is far away.
My friends, Tay and Val, invite you to experience A Taste of Home. This series of webisodes takes you to five of the oldest Chinese American restaurants in the International District – each establishment serving up the story of a traditional dish, drawing connections between food, culture, history and the essence of home. Guest hosts include 4Culture Board Member Hollis Wong-Wear, Seattle food anthropologist Maxine Chan, and more.
Join them for the global premier on June 27. In addition to being among the first to view A Taste of Home, you will have the opportunity to eat complementary dishes featured in the series and visit a display of images comparing past to present in the International District.
A Taste of Home Global Premier Saturday, June 27, 2015 | 3:00 – 5:00PM Wing Luke Museum 719 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104 FREE; RSVP REQUIRED
Join the conversation by using the hashtag #ATOH
This project was supported by our Heritage Projects grant program.