Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Is My Kung Pao Chicken Really Asian?

Is My Kung Pao Chicken Really Asian?

-soup and talk with Monica Eng,Chicago Tribune food and culture writer
-Tuesday, February 10th- Noon to 1:30 PM (Soup starts at noon, Talk at 12:30 PM)
-Hull-House Museum, Residents' Dining Hall

-800 S. Halsted St.

Please join the Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Asian Americans inpartnership with the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in an upcoming talkfeaturing Monica Eng, food and culture writer of the Chicago Tribune onTuesday, February 10th, 12:00-1:30PM.

Is my Kung Pao Chicken really Asian? Is there such a thing as "authentic"Asian food and if there is, where the heck do you find it in Chicago? Whatis the role of immigration history in shaping food and cultural identityhere in the US? Join us for a lively conversation lead by Monica Engabout the different waves of Chinese migration to the United States andhow this impacted the history of Asian food here in the United States.

This talk will be a part of the Hull-House Kitchen noontime weekly series, Re-thinking Soup, a weekly forum bringing people together to eat healthy,delicious soup and discuss social, cultural, economic, and environmentalfood issues. Soup will be served from 12:00-1:30PM andEng will begin speaking at 12:30. Please join us at Hull-House Museum'shistoric Residents' Dining Hall. For more information about Hull-HouseMuseum, please call 312-413-5353 or visit

For the past eleven years, Eng has worked as an editor and reporter forthe Chicago Tribune. Eng reviews restaurants and cuisines and explorescultural events and issues around Chicago. She also writes for theTribune food blog, The Stew. As of late, she has covered issues relatedto sustainable food and will begin a series about improving the ChicagoPublic School lunch program.

Details about the event can also be found at CCSAA's updated website: For questions regarding the event, contact Betty Yung,CCSAA's graduate assistant, at

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