Asian-Latin Fusion feat. Cristeta Comerford, White House Executive Chef

FYP-DC has a limited tickets available for paid members!


Gourmet Intersections: Asian-Latino Food Crossings

Intersections as American Life: The Smithsonian Asian-Latino Festival 2013                                                            

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

Rasmuson Theater National Museum of the American Indian

Address: 4th and Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20560
Closest Metro: L’Enfant Plaza and Federal Center

Chef Cristeta Pasia Comerford is a Philippine-American chef who has been the White House Executive Chef since 2005.  She is also the first minority, a Filipino-American to hold the position. Mrs. Michelle Obama appointed Cris Comerford because of her passion and emphasis for healthy eating.

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“Asian-Latino Fusion” has been a popular restaurant industry concept for over two decades. But Asian and Latino food cultures have a much longer and richer history of intersection, stretching from the farm to the home table, from the mercado to the food truck. “Gourmet Intersections” considers Asian-Latino foodways through a broad lens, tracing connections across a range of histories, geographies, and cultures.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Latino Center will be hosting a lively discussion about the changing shape of shared food traditions, touching on the restaurant industry, the space of the home, and the migration and evolution of sushi from Japan across the Americas.

***Cristeta Comerford, White House Executive Chef
Trevor Corson, Iron Chef America judge
Pati Jinich, host of Pati’s Mexican Table

Anupy Singla, journalist and celebrated cookbook author
There will be a book signing following the panel from 8-8:30pm. Books will be available for purchase. The Mitsitam Coffee Bar will be open prior to the show serving refreshments, beer and wine, and light snacks until 7pm.

FYP-DC has a limited tickets available for paid members!