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Celebrate Chinese New Years – Slow Food Chinatown Tour and Lunch

Celebrate Chinese New Years – Slow Food Chinatown Tour and Lunch
February 22, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Slow Food O’ahu has created a walking tour that will help the visitor learn about the traditions and foods of the many ethnic groups that have made Chinatown home.   February’s tour will be particularly special as we celebrate Chinese New Years.

The history, cultures, and ethnic foods of this vibrant community are the focus of the tour.  In keeping with the international Slow Food movement value of appreciation for cultural diversity, we have created the tour with these principles in mind: recognizing food as a language that expresses cultural diversity preserving the myriad traditions of the table cultivating and reinvigorating a sense of community and place.  We will visit temples and historic sites.

This is, of course, a FOOD tour, held in the context of a vibrant cultural context in the most celebrated holiday of the year in Chinese culture. You will explore open markets where local residents purchase fresh produce, seafood, and traditional foods. Visit ethnic bakeries, a noodle factory, and specialty shops.  Sample various typical foods and tropical fruit.  At the end of the tour, you will share food over lunch at a restaurant in Chinatown.

The cost is $50 for members; $60 for non-members.  Please sign up at bit.ly/sfoevents.  All Slow Food O’ahu events are listed.