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Cook the Menu: Asian in America
A Zoom link will be sent to guests before each session.
Cook the Menu: Asian in America is a new virtual cook-along and discussion series. Over the course of 8 sessions, guests will recreate all 6 food courses & 2 cocktails from Studio ATAO's flagship Asian in America experience (studioatao.org/asian-in-america) at home, while learning about the symbolism & thought process behind each dish from our founder Jenny Dorsey. All guests will receive digital poetry placards for the courses, and can opt into renting a VR headset for the full visual experience.
Cook the Menu: Asian in America is a new virtual cook-along and discussion series from Studio ATAO as part of our 2021 fundraising efforts. Over the course of 7 sessions, guests are able to recreate (or simply watch demonstrations of) all 6 food courses & 2 cocktails from our Asian in America experience at home, while learning about the symbolism & thought process behind each dish from our founder Jenny Dorsey. There will be a lively, small-group discussion about the topics of each course alongside Q&A with Jenny. All guests will receive digital poetry placards for the courses, and can opt into renting a VR headset for the full virtual experience.
For photos of all the dishes from Asian in America, click this link here.
Calendar of Sessions
Saturday, 12/12 - 12pm PT: Fancy Because It's French
Sunday, 1/10 - 12pm PT: Substitutions
Sunday, 1/17 - 12pm PT: "You Make Asian Food, Right?"
Sunday, 1/31 - 12pm PT: Stereotypes
Saturday, 2/6 - 12pm PT: Model Minority (sponsored by Vervet)
Friday, 2/12 - 12pm PT: Saviors (sponsored by Yondu)
Sunday, 2/14 - 2pm PT: Eggs & Bananas, Skewer
Are you a student, currently unemployed, or otherwise struggling financially? Email us at [email protected] and we will see how we can help!
About Asian in America
Asian in America is a culinary-based storytelling experience that explores the complex narrative of the Asian American identity through food & drink, virtual reality, spoken word & poetry. Over the course of a 6-course dinner, guests interact with both poetry and virtual reality creations that explain the symbolism behind the ingredients, cooking techniques and final plating of every dish. Each course tackles a different topic within the trials and triumphs of the Asian American identity, from cultural hierarchies in the food system and the lack of individualism granted to minorities, to the internalization of the "white savior" complex.
About Studio ATAO
Studio ATAO is a 501(c)3 nonprofit community think tank creating content & experiences at the intersection of food, art and social impact. Since 2018 we have debuted multiple interdisciplinary concepts, including our award-nominated Asian in America and HIDDEN, and toured these series across the U.S. from NYC to Honolulu. Our live experiences have reached thousands of guests and earned us press coverage in media outlets such as Food & Wine, Eater National and Forbes.
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