Saturday, March 21, 4:15 pm | Theatre
Join us on select Saturdays for an in-depth panel discussion on the themes and topics of each show. This event is free to attend, reserve tickets ahead of time with the Box Office.
A RECIPE FOR COMFORT FOOD
Across all cultures, cooking strengthens family and social bonds. For some cultures, the perfect meal may offer life-giving powers—and the recipe for “comfort food” can even transform with the unexpected ingredients in each stage of life. Join local entrepreneurs, chefs and caregivers for an Aubergine-inspired panel exploration of the cultural, social and emotional uses of food.
Stephanie Hsu is a Baltimore Venture for America Fellow. During waking hours, you can find her connecting artists, makers, and chefs at R. House. At all other times, you can find her meeting with any number of Asian American doers across the city. Through initiatives such as The Chinatown Collective and Charm City Night Market, she is committed to expanding the cultural narrative of Baltimore’s historical heritage. Follow her [at]thechinatowncollective and [at]charmcitynightmarket.
Craig Phillips is a retired executive from the foodservice industry. Motivated by his life-long preoccupation with impermanence, at 61 he walked away from an enviable corporate VP position to do something with more meaning. He decided to become an “end of life doula” and now volunteers at a local hospice, comforting and bearing witness to actively dying patients 2 to 3 times per week. He also trains new doulas, created a doula support group, and more. Craig invites everyone to visit & find respite at his creation in the “Zen Garden” in Druid Hill Park. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irvin Seo is the chef and co-owner of the Korean food pop-up haenyo. For the past year he has been exploring Korean cuisine, making dishes he learned from cooking with his mother and seeing how they can be evolved using Maryland produce. A Portland, Oregon native, Irvin came to Baltimore to attend Johns Hopkins University and stayed to further explore the city. His aspirations are to continue to take his pop-up and food throughout Maryland and beyond. haenyo’s next local pop-up dining event will delight food and theatre-lovers on April 2, 5-10 pm, transforming Forno (17 N Eutaw St.) into a one-night-only Korean kitchen. No reservations necessary.