All food has a story to tell. Hear the riveting legend behind the traditional Chinese rice dumpling called joong, aka zongzi, from veteran storytellers, filmmakers, and community activators Tay and Val. Eat sweet and savory versions of joong from the local historic establishment Fortuna Cafe and learn about the evolution of Chinese-American food in Seattle’s International District with food anthropologist and activist Maxine Chan.

Award-winning filmmakers, Tay and Val left successful media careers, closed their production company, and traveled the world by bicycle. They settled in the Pacific Northwest as City Artists of Seattle. Their documentary – A Taste of Home – the only food documentary featuring five of the oldest restaurants in Seattle Chinatown International District, was featured as the Opening Night film at the Seattle Asian American Film Festival 2017.

A limited number of FM system and neck loop Assistive Listening Devices are available for this program. To reserve an ALS, please contact the Public Programs Department at [email protected].

Location: Microsoft Lakefront Pavilion at MOHAI

Cost: $15 general public / $10 members