chinatown home cooking

An exhibit featuring local chefs creating a taste of home through, shopping, cooking, and eating.

Exhibition dates: February 2 – April 15, 2018
Opening Reception: February 2, 4-7 pm
Location: 41 Ross Alley (Between Washington And Jackson, And Grant Ave And Stockton)
Exhibit Hours: Thu-Sun, 11-4 pm

展覽日期: 2/2 – 4/15
開幕: 2月2日,星期二,晚上4時至7時
地點:華埠舊呂宋巷41號 (都板街夾市德頓街之間)
開放時間: 逢星期四至日,上午11時至下午4時

chinatown home cooking
Photo by Emma Marie Chiang 蔣智明

41 Ross Alley gallery will be exhibiting Chinatown Home Cooking from Friday, February 2 through Sunday, April 15, 2018. This exhibition curated by Chinatown Community Development Center explores how four local immigrant home chefs provide everyday nourishment and create a sense of belonging through their Chinese culinary traditions. The centerpiece is Kerry Chan-Laddaran’s short film Sunday Dinner, produced by Bummer Lamb Pictures, that premiered at last year’s CAAMfest. The film, along with photographs by Emma Marie Chiang and stories share local chefs’ journeys shopping at Chinatown’s many grocery, meat, fish, and dried food stores and then preparing dishes that offers a taste of home for their families.

Home chefs are purveyors of everyday sustenance and keepers of culinary techniques and traditions which span generations. San Francisco’s Chinatown plays a key role as a destination for Chinese American home chefs hoping to maintain and rediscover their culinary and cultural roots – patronizing their favorite grocery and dried foods stores that form the heart of neighborhood’s economy. Chinatown’s many businesses provide these chefs with a wide variety of fresh, affordable, and hard-to-find ingredients for traditional home-cooked meals. While the spread of large Asian supermarkets around the Bay Area speaks to the impact of Chinese cuisine on broader American society, the oldest Chinatown in the United States still remains a destination for home chefs who visit daily, weekly, or monthly, many having done so for decades.

chinatown home cooking
Photo by Emma Marie Chiang 蔣智明

In association with Spotlight Chinatown, a program of Chinatown Community Development Center supporting neighborhood commerce and community. Chinatown Home Cooking is supported by the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency (SFMTA), and Chinese Chamber of Commerce. The 41 Ross gallery is generously supported by The Kresge Foundation.

Spotlight Chinatown、華協中心合辦的社區經濟發展項目。此展覽聯同華埠消費活動合辦 - 由華協中心主辦以支持社區内小商業的計劃。這活動得到市長辦公室經濟及勞動發展部(OEWD)、三藩市運輸局(MTA)和三藩市中華總商會的支持。舊呂宋巷 41 號由The Kresge Foundation 贊助。



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