Prompted by the overwhelming interest in exploring the culinary treasures of New York’s largest and most diverse borough, Edible Queens is presenting Asian Feastival, a one-day culinary festival and tasting event celebrating local, authentic Asian cuisines in Queens. Feastival goers will have the chance to see, taste and appreciate the diverse culinary landscape of Queens all in one place. Curating a select group of Asian restaurants representing the best in the borough, Asian Feastival brings together a kaleidoscope of regional specialties ranging from piping hot Tibetan yak momos and delicate sake-paired Japanese zensai to miniature Indian dosas dipped in spicy sambal. The diversity of Asian cuisines represented include Burmese, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Nepalese, Pakistani, Sri Lankan, Thai, and Tibetan.
Tickets to the event are $60 at the door, or $55 online at
. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Food Bank For New York City and City Harvest.
In addition to a comprehensive tasting, Asian Feastival will have a variety of interactive and educational programs focusing on Asian flavors, culinary techniques, including:
On-site Asian farmer’s market featuring Asian fruits and vegetables
Kian Kho Lam, Culinary Educator and Chinese Food Expert, redcook.net
Cathy Erway, Cookbook Author, Art of Eating In
Cooking demonstrations throughout the day
Cooking with Fish Sauce
Korean Cooking Demo
Cookbook Corner, where there will be cookbook signings and a variety of books available for purchase.
Schedule of the Asian Feastival
9:30AM-12:00 PM Asian Feastival Culinary Bike “Tour du Jour” in the morning prior to the main event for the first 10 people to sign up
Youngsun Lee, Chef and Culinary Educator, Institute of Culinary Education
Panel Discussions with culinary experts (*programs and panelists subject to change)
The Asian Spice Cabinet
Leah McLaughlin, Editor and Publisher, Edible Queens
Geetika Khanna, Indian Culinary Center
Nirmala Narine, Cookbook Author, Founder of Nirmala’s Kitchen
Walk the Wok and Talk the Talk
Francis Lam, Food Writer and Editor, Salon.com
Grace Young, Author, Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge
Ramin Ganeshram, Sweet Hands: Island Cooking From Trinidad & Tobago
1:15-1:45 PM Opening Remarks & Keynote Speech
Rice: The Long and Short of It
Jay Weinstein, Author of Ethical Gourmet, Culinary Educator at Natural Gourmet Institute
Akiko Katayama, Food Writer, Judge on Iron Chef America
Asian Fusion Confusion
Ed Schoenfeld, Asian Culinary Authority and Restaurateur, Red Farm
Jamie Tiampo, Host of EatTV.com, Partner at dell’anima and L’Artusi
Bruce Cost, Asian Food Expert and Restaurant, Big Bowl and Wow Bow Restaurants
The Next Generation of Asian American Cuisine
Lee Anne Wong, Chef and Consultant, Top Chef
Akira Back, Executive Chef, Yellowtail Restaurant and Lounge at the Bellagio
Eddie Huang, Chef and Owner, Baohaus
Deconstructing Southeast Asian Flavors
Cheryl Tan, Author, A Tiger in the Kitchen
Andy Yang, Chef and Owner of Rhong-Tiam restaurants
Kian Lam Kho, Redcook.net
4:00-4:15 PM Food Bank of NYC Raffle Drawing
4:15-5:00 PM Tastehunting Tour of Flushing & Understanding Sustainable Seafood
Joe DiStefano, Contributing Editor, Edible Queens
“Our most popular articles are those that take our readers on exotic adventures in their own backyard, and Flushing is by far one of the most exciting neighborhoods to explore from a cultural and culinary perspective,” said Leah McLaughlin, editor and publisher of Edible Queens, the borough’s only food-focused magazine, website and monthly newsletter. Since its launch in 2009, Edible Queens has shown a much-needed spotlight on the incredible diversity of culinary culture in Queens and has become the go-to publication for adventurous food-loving New Yorkers.
Wendy Chan, a seasoned consultant in the Asian food industry, co-author of New Asian Cuisine: Fabulous Recipes from Celebrity Chefs and producer of many food related events for trade and consumers, is producing Asian Feastival.
“I am passionate about promoting Asian cuisine as well as Asian food products. I see more Americans who did not grow up eating them becoming increasingly fond of exploring and adopting new Asian flavors,” stated Chan, who has consistently championed small businesses and Asian chefs and is a proponent of food education. Since moving to Long Island City two years ago, she has grown increasingly proud of showcasing the many excellent dishes, frequently inviting culinary experts and gourmands to go taste-hunting with her.
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