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Jews and Chinese Food: Kick-Off Event for One Book | One Community
Jews and Chinese Food: Kick-Off Event for One Book | One CommunityThursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:30 pm
From the grit of the Lower East Side to the cul-de-sacs of contemporary suburbia, Jews have had a special relationship with Chinese food, a relationship deliciously explored in The Middlesteins, this year's One Book | One Community selection.
On October 17, 2013, Spertus Institute’s Chef Laura Frankel “woked” a happy audience through the history of Jews and Chinese food while they learned to make bao dumplings with pulled brisket, lo mein noodles with wok charred long beans, and more.
This program was the kick-off to One Book | One Community, the Chicago Jewish Community's celebration of Jewish Book Month. Each year, a single book is selected as the focus of a series of activities and resources. This year's pick, Jami Attenberg's aclaimed The Middlesteins, was called "So readable, it's practically edible" by NPR's All Things Considered. See the sidebar at the right for One Book programs taking place all around the Chicago area.