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Have a Taste for the Exotic? Check out Special Collections Exhibit about Asian Food

To celebrate the upcoming Asian Pacfic Heritage Month, Special Collections has collaborated with the Asian American Coalition (AAC) to create a display of cookbooks from the Szathmary Collection.

The exhibition showcases ten Asian countries: Malaysia, Thailand, India, Vietnam, Japan, Korean, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, and China. AAC members added their own personal momentos and souvenirs to the exhibition, as well as artifacts from the Thompson Travel and Ethnic Art Artifacts.

  • Izakaya: The Japanese Pub Cookbook by Mark Robinson.
  • East Meets West Cuisine: An American Chef Redefines the Foodstyles of Two Cultures by Ken Hom (China).
  • Discovering Korean Cuisine: Recipes from the Best Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles, Allisa Park editor.
  • Simple Laotian Cooking by Penn Hongthong.
  • Indonesian Regional Cooking by Sri Owen.
  • Filipino Cuisine: Recipes from the Islands by Gerry G. Gelle.
  • Cracking the Coconut: Classic Thai Home Cooking by Su-mei Yu.
  • The Best of Nicole Routhier (Vietnam)
  • Cook Malaysian by Lee Sook Ching.
  • Indian Home Cooking: A Fresh Introduction to Indian food, with more than 200 recipes by Suvir Saran and Stephanie Lyness.

Asian American Coalition (AAC) is an umbrella organization which is dedicated in building a stronger Asian American community both on and off campus. Asian Pacific Heritage Month (APAH) located in April, is a month-long event promoting and celebrating Asian awareness and culture.

Exhibition Planning: Lilly Chen and the Asian American Coalition
Installation: Lilly Chen, Chiaki Sakai, Greg Prickman and the Asian American Coalition
Special Thanks: Greg Prickman, Kathy Hodson and the Special Collections.