Cooking Up History: The Chinese Kitchen Garden

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Cooking Up History: The Chinese Kitchen Garden

Love food history? Love gardening? Join us on June 30 for our monthly cooking demonstration program as we explore stories of Chinese gardening traditions with special guest Wendy Kiang-Spray.

How do three generations of a family’s Chinese gardening traditions take root in America? On June 30, Wendy Kiang-Spray, author of “The Chinese Kitchen Garden,” will talk about how her parents and grandparents grew food in their own traditional Chinese kitchen gardens in Shandong and Hong Kong, and how she has carried those traditions with her to her own garden in Maryland.

As we cook up a couple dishes from Wendy’s book, we’ll explore the many ways Chinese vegetables, herbs, and spices have held significance and symbolic meaning, and how the process of planting food for one’s family is key to preserving a sense of home and tradition wherever you live.

After the program Wendy will sign copies of her book, which will be available for purchase on site.

This program is free to attend, no tickets required

June 30 2017


Date: June 30, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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National Museum of American History

14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20560 United States

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