Cook the Menu: Asian in America

A virtual cookalong and discussion series

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Cook the Menu: Asian in America

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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.

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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

Session Details

  • Hosted by Studio ATAO founder Jenny Dorsey
  • Recipes and a list of ingredients needed will be made available before each session
  • Cook-along will include live Q&A and step-by-step instructions
  • Exclusive live session content includes in-depth explanations of each dish's symbolism and poetry readings
  • Recordings will be made available to all participants

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.

Terms & Conditions

  • Payment in US Dollars for the full course fee per person is required to reserve a place. Payment will be processed at the time of registration. 
  • Price does not include ingredients, recipe, equipment, transportation.
  • Studio ATAO is not responsible for any expenses incurred by you in preparing to attend its programs.
  • Event tickets are fully refundable up to 48 hours before the event start time. Purchases canceled less than 48 hours before the start time are not refundable. Purchases can only be canceled by the purchaser; to cancel, please send an email to [email protected].
  • Event tickets are not tax-deductible. 
  • All donations are final.
  • All donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Studio ATAO, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 82-2171680). No goods or services are provided in exchange for donations. 
  • Studio ATAO reserves the right to cancel any program should a minimum number of participants not be reached.
  • Studio ATAO is not responsible for medical or food allergies. It is your responsibility to prevent allergic reactions. 
  • Participants in the cocktail sessions must be 21+.
  • Studio ATAO shall not be liable, directly or indirectly, for any injury or damage as a result of, including but not limited to acts of God, war, quarantine, weather, terrorism, civil disturbance, strike, changes in government regulations, airline cancellations or other travel issues.
  • Like all cooking activities, certain risks and dangers arise, not all of which can be described herein, but may include, without limitation, cuts, scrapes, scratches, puncture wounds, thermal burns, chemical burns, scalds, injuries from using cooking equipment and instruments, eye injuries or irritation, skin irritations, allergic reactions, food poisoning, slips, falls, and choking.
  • I have read the aforementioned risks and I am familiar with the nature of the classes and activities involved in the cooking classes. I understand and appreciate the inherent risks and the types of injuries that may occur as a result of my participation. I assert that my participation in Studio ATAO's classes or activities is voluntary and I knowingly assume all risks associated therewith. 

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