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Cross-Cultural Culinary Creations: Thattu and Maa Maa Dei

When: Tuesday, April 30, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CT

Where: Parkes Hall, 112, 1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Nancy Cunniff   (847) 467-2294

Group: One Book One Northwestern

Category: Multicultural & Diversity, Social


Please join us for a discussion about food, culture, and community with two of Chicago’s most vibrant chefs. Margaret Pak’s love for the southwest Indian coastal cuisine of Kerala drives her ongoing journey as a chef and owner of  the restaurant Thattu. Jaye Fong, the one-woman baker behind Maa Maa Dei (@maa.maa.dei), creates pastries rooted in her Chinese American upbringing, and was voted Chicago Tribune Reader's Choice for Best Virtual Restaurant/Pop-Up 2022. Asian American Studies Professor and One Book Faculty Chair Ji-Yeon Yuh will be in conversation with the two chefs. Samples of their creations will be provided after the talk.

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