Coming to the Table: Immigrant Women and Food

UESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014  8:30 AM - 10:30 AM  THERESA LANG COMMUNITY AND STUDENT CENTER, ARNHOLD HALL  55 WEST 13TH STREET, 2ND FLOOR
UESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM THERESA LANG COMMUNITY AND STUDENT CENTER, ARNHOLD HALL 55 WEST 13TH STREET, 2ND FLOOR

Celebrate immigrant women and ethnic food traditions. Taste foods from Haiti, Bangladesh, Jordan, and other nations. Learn how immigrant women support their families, create community and maintain culture in a new country—through cooking, growing, selling, shopping for, and serving food.

A discussion with:

  • Grace Young, award-winning cookbook author (Stir Frying to the Sky’s Edge, The Breath of a Wok, The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen)
  • Nadege Fleurimond, chef and author, owner of Fleurimond Catering
  • Jessica Chakraborty, community & culinary manager, The League of Kitchens

… and others.

Moderated by:

  • Von Diaz, journalist and food writer

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Presented in partnership with the Center for New York City Affairs, The League of Kitchens, American Food Roots, and Fleurimond Catering.

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