This blog is about food and anything to do with food. It is a documentation of my personal efforts to learn how to cook the home cooked Chinese dishes I grew up eating, to use food as a tool to bring diverging generations together and to bring more diversity into discussions around food security.
Born out of my own fears of not being able to eat any of the foods of my childhood and hearing the many social concerns of Chinese seniors, my current goal is to start an Intergenerational Chinese Community Kitchen program in Vancouver’s Chinatown/Strathcona communities. CBCs (Chinese Born Canadians) like myself can learn how to cook the foods we grew up eating, and cooking is a means of engaging the many Chinese seniors in our community who hold a wealth of traditional culinary knowledge and who are increasingly feeling isolated from my generation. If there is something you would like to learn how to cook, if you want to hang out with awesome Chinese seniors, if any of this resonates with you, then email me la! Hope to hear from you!Doris Chow firstname.lastname@example.org Food is our common ground, a universal experience. ~James Beard Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly. ~ M. F. K. Fisher