Food: Exploring Tastes and Traditions

with author June Jo Lee
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Celebrate Asian American Heritage Month with June Jo Lee, coauthor of the award-winning book, Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix. She will speak about the Korean-American chef in LA who started the national food truck movement and share her own immigrant story. Lee will also speak on her work as a food ethnographer studying American food culture and share a sampling of her favorite Korean food.

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix has won many awards, including the Sibert Award Honor for Best Informational Book, an American Library Association Notable Children’s Book, Orbis Pictus Honor chef choiAward for Best Nonfiction book, and a California Reads selection from California Teachers Association.

June Jo Lee is an author, food ethnographer, and co-founder of READERS to EATERS, which publishes books that promote food literacy with stories about our diverse food cultures. She recently moved to San Francisco.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates Asian/Pacific Islander American heritage, with special events filled with dance, music and art, exhibits, author talks, crafts, delicious food and creative programs for all ages.

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