Taste The Culture At Wing Luke’s Food Exhibit

A savory, educational experience.

Beginning in October, the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience will host a delectable culinary exhibit that explores Asian Pacific American cultural traditions and cooking techniques that have adapted and changed with the passing of time and generations.

A cast-iron wok with Chinese chives. Photo by Barry Wong.

From Fields to Family: Asian Pacific Americans and Food” uncovers the different ways politics have influenced how food is produced and by whom, while honoring those who have sacrificed so much — even their lives — to bring food to the table. Visitors will be able to experience the sights, sounds, tastes and smells of food in the homes and lives of diverse Asian-Pacific Americans.

The exhibit includes oral histories and interviews by local chefs, as well as special participation by Canlis and Maneki. There will also be food photography, kitchen artifacts, multimedia and even a vintage restaurant booth.

“The Wing” is dedicated to immersing people in uniquely American stories of survival, success, struggle, conflict, compassion and hope. Located in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant International District, it is the only museum in the United States that is devoted to the Asian-Pacific American experience.

The opening reception will be held Thursday, Oct. 13 and the exhibit will be on display from Oct. 14, 2011 to June 17, 2012. Check out The Wing’s hours and admission prices and get ready to make your way to this unique cultural culinary education experience.

Wing Luke Museum | 719 S. King St., Seattle | (206) 623-5124