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AAPI Stories: Ginger, Bok Choy, Soy Sauce, Oh My!

AAPI Stories: Ginger, Bok Choy, Soy Sauce, Oh My!

Do you love Asian food but are too intimidated to cook at home?

Join local cookbook author and Asian cooking expert Pat Tanumihardja as she demystifies the ingredients that go into your favorite dishes like pad Thai, kung pao chicken, bulgogi, and more. After raiding her pantry/kitchen for a “show and tell,” Pat will also show you how to make “Gado Gado,” a simple Indonesian vegetable dish with peanut sauce from her soon-to-be-launched cookbook “Mortar and Pestle,” all while regaling you with AAPI stories from her childhood and her experience as a food writer and cookbook author. Bring questions. Pat will answer them as best as she can!Pat

About the Presenter

Born in Jakarta to Indonesian Chinese parents and raised in Singapore, Patricia Tanumihardja has been a food and travel writer for more than 20 years. Pat’s bylines have appeared in numerous print and online publications and she has four cookbooks under her belt including “The Asian Grandmothers Cookbook” and “Instant Pot Asian Pressure Cooker Meals,” just to name a few.  Her fifth cookbook “Mortar and Pestle—Classic Indonesian Recipes for the Modern Kitchen,” a collection of family recipes, will launch in August 2024. In 2023, Pat published her first children’s picture book “Ramen for Everyone” and plans to publish more food-themed children’s books. 


This program is appropriate for ages 15 and above. Registration is required. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below). 

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Burke Centre Meeting Room 116, Burke Centre Meeting Room 117
Library Branch:
Burke Centre Library
Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Make/Create > Cooking
  Adults     Teens  

Registration is required. There are 46 seats available.

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