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‘Tis the season to enjoy an evening of storytelling, education, and food and celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of our communities through treasured recipes and stories that unite us all!
What to Expect
- Recipe Share: Pick out your favorite family recipe and bring it with you—The Queens Memory Project will be on hand to scan recipes that will be compiled and shared by Gothamist, and possibly included in a future Queens Memory cookbook
- Story Booth: Pull up a seat at our “story booth” to share a story behind a spice or family recipe that might air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered on WNYC
- Spice Swap: Bring a spice that represents something about a personal family story and be a part of a spice swap, courtesy of Burlap and Barrel
- Panel Discussion (7PM–9PM): Storytellers Michelle Carlo and Jamie Brickhouse share tales behind their own family recipes, leading to a panel discussion focused on the challenges and opportunities faced by immigrant food entrepreneurs in New York City.
Panelists include Wai Chu, Senior Director of Culinary Workforce Development Programs at Hot Bread Kitchen, Caroline Shin, food journalist and writer covering immigrant food stories, and Krishnendu Ray, Professor of Food Studies and Director of the Food Studies PhD program at NYU. The panel will be moderated by Arun Venugopal, senior reporter for the WNYC Race & Justice Unit.
If you can’t make it to the event, share your recipe using this form for your chance to be included in the cookbook!