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Free Event: TECRO Brings Top Taiwan Chef to D.C. for "Film & Feast" at Freer Gallery - Feb. 15, 2012


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I thought DR Members might be interest in this free event at the Freer Gallery, this Wednesday Feb 15, 2012. Link following description.

What: Noodles and a Movie at the Freer!

Who: Champion Taiwanese Chef Hou Chun-sheng

When: Wednesday, February 15, 6:00pm

Where: Meyer Auditorium, Freer Gallery

1050 Independence Avenue SW

Washington, D.C.

The remarkable diversity of Taiwan's food culture includes the traditional styles of Chinese cuisine, modern dishes from around the world and creations unique to Taiwan. One dish that any proud Taiwan resident is certain to mention when discussing food is stew-style beef noodle soup (or hung shao new row mian), which was first created in Taiwan and is widely considered a national dish.

In order to share the unique flavor of an authentic beef noodle recipe, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) and the Freer Gallery invited Chef Hou Chun-sheng to come to Washington, D.C. Chef Hou is the winner of the 2011 Taipei Beef Noodle Soup Competition and one of Taiwan's top culinary artists, drawing long lines of patient pilgrims in Taiwan to taste his cooking. He will serve his special beef noodles at the Freer Gallery, followed by a screening of Eat Drink Man Woman.

International gourmets will find that eating Chef Hou's is a perfect pairing with the film Eat Drink Man Woman – Taiwan-born Director Ang Lee's food-centered film about an elderly chef and his three daughters as they experience the trials and joys of life in modern Taiwan. The family gathers around the dinner table each month, where each daughter's personal challenges are temporarily left aside for a few hours. Settle in and enjoy an evening of home-style Taiwan food culture!

This event is free and open to the public. Local foodies and cinema lovers are welcome to join us in savoring this free “film and feast.” For more information, please contact Thalia Lin by e-mail at thalialin@tecro.us or by phone at (202) 895-1852.


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I followed up with Ms. Lin, and this is what she adds:

"You don't need a ticket to attend. The food is just for a taste, mostly finger food. Due to the regulation at the Freer that we can't serve hot soup, the chef has agreed to make a dry version of beef noodles, which will taste almost exactly the same except for without soup. The beef noodles will not be of big portion either."

Bottom line - don't arrive hungry...

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