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Date(s) - 05/14/2016
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Asian American Resource Center

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Learn Asian cooking techniques from Chefs Eric Silverstein of The Peached Tortilla, Dr. Foo Swasdee of SATAY Restaurant, Chaya Rao of Chaya’s Elite Cooking Club, and Phil Yennerell of the HOPE Farmer’s Market with AustinChronicle food writer MM Pack leading live interviews.

Experience a range of Asian flavors with food and beverages available for sale from local Asian restaurants including Swad (Indian), Shahi Café (Middle Eastern, South Asian), Twin Panda (Indonesian), Mom’s Taste (Korean), Lucky Bakery (Chinese), Kona Ice, Wunder-Pilz Kombucha and others.

The Asian Marketplace Street Bazaar will provide more opportunities for cultural exploration with craft and vendor items available for sale, roaming Chinese yo-yo demonstrations and outdoor cultural performances emceed by Adela Uchida of KEYE TV throughout the day. Children will enjoy various crafts, moon bounce, storytelling and other ongoing activities.

Explore the world through indoor Interactive Heritage Showcases, presented by the Network of Asian American Organizations and other organizations, featuring cultural activities from various regions of Asia. Learn more about local organizations and services at the community outreach fair.

See an example of sustainable food systems through the Recreational and Intergenerational Community Education (RICE) Community Garden, the AARC’s onsite community garden. With our partner HOPE Farmers Market, visitors are invited to learn more about fresh and healthy foods, how to grow and prepare them from farm to table, and even take home their own HOPE Farmers Market seeds to plant.