Tickets: 2016 Chinese New Year Cultural Dinner

BUY TICKETS http://m.bpt.me/event/2477848 Chinese New Year Cultural Banquet hosted by Natalie & Margaret Keng Saturday, January 30, 6:30-8300pm Looking for something unique, tasty and culturally inspiring to help you celebrate Asia’s biggest holiday of the year? Not in the mood to fight crowds, eat standing up or hear long speeches? […]

Tribute to Female Civil Rights Leaders

Tribute to Female Civil Rights Leaders As a multicultural relations educator, I know how gender bias and discrimination have shaped our country’s policies and institutions. The recognition of female civil rights leaders is overdue and well-deserved. There are many more out there who made a difference or made huge sacrifices, often outside the […]

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Gluten-Free Asian Food, Gluten Vs. Glutinous

“Does this have gluten in it?” I hear this question almost every time I do a class or a demonstration. As a culinary and cultural instructor for Asian cooking classes and international market tours, I find myself both a subject matter expert and a student of cooking: teaching, interpreting and […]

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CSB Fan Perks, Discounts!

CSB FAN PERKS (and Natalie’s #AuthenticOnaBudget tips): Print out anything with CSB logo/name (or show CSB site) and go to: La Meizi Asian Bistro, a Taiwanese-owned eatery, 5150 Buford Hwy (back of Asian Square), get FREE app w/entree–a hot Chinese “silver thread” bun. Thru Oct 31, 2015. 1 per table, […]

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Happy Mid-Autumn Harvest Moon Festival!

  This time of year is like Chinese Thanksgiving–for a bountiful harvest before winter sets in, good health and family unity. Moon cakes, “rabbit in the moon” folklore, whole chicken/duck, taro root and pomelo (Chinese grapefruit) are traditional rituals and treats.  I just got a box of beautifully wrapped lotus […]