Catching Up with Cecilia Chiang in Emeryville

Lose the usual Chinese takeout routine and explore the tastes of Asia this summer

Cecilia Chiang has been hailed as “the Julia Child of Chinese food in America.”

Come one, come all to the P.F. Chang’s in Emeryville on Thursday, June 30th at 6:30 pm! Celebrate the Chinese cuisine contributions of Cecilia Chiang while fixating your Chinese food cravings. Catch up with Cecilia and her friends while enjoying an array of appetizers and cocktails. Expand your kitchen knowledge as guests will get the chance to get a sneak peek at the unique PBS series “The Kitchen Wisdom of Cecilia Chiang.”

The Kitchen Wisdom is a new six-part cooking mini-series on PBS that portrays the mesmerizing story and life of Cecilia Chiang. She influenced a new generation of food enthusiasts and chefs from Julia Child to Alice Water and James Beard. She revolutionized Chinese cuisine in the U.S. From mostly westernized Cantonese food like chow mein and chop suey, Chiang brought more to the table and launched her legendary Mandarin restaurant in 1961. It’s not just another cooking show. The rich, cultured story will keep you hooked and hungry.

Cecilia Chiang is a Chinese-American chef and restaurateur. Chiang has been hailed as “the Julia Child of Chinese food in America.” She is most renowned for bringing the authentic taste of home to American palates. She is also known for founding the Mandarin Restaurant in San Francisco in 1961. Fun fact: Back then, you could get an order of five potsickers for only $1! In 2013, Chiang received the James Beard Foundation’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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