Dumplings for Thought: Poetry, Food, Identity

Monday, February 14th, 2:00-3:30pm
February 14, 2022

Dumplings for Thought: Poetry, Food, Identity 

Please join us for this special Spoke! Poetry cooking class sponsored by the HUB Cultural Center on Monday, February 14th 2:00-3:30pm on Zoom. We will share poetry about food and identity, and make dumplings together! 

Meet Chef Adrian Chang

Adrian Chang is an Asian-American heritage cook, food writer, and regenerative living enthusiast based in rural Northern California. As co-creator of the lifestyle blog MORIHOUSE, Adrian shares his passion for his ancestral roots and the food culture of the API community via food writing, recipe development, cooking classes, and community activism.  His work has been published in Bon Appetit, Whetstone Magazine, as well as featured in KQED and the San Francisco Chronicle for pioneering efforts in the reclamation of their heritage food traditions.

Poetry Prompt

In preparation for Dumplings for Thought please write your own poem! Food is often an important part of our cultural practices and identity. There may be special foods your family made. An herb that always gives you that certain feeling. Rituals around food at particular times of the year. What food is important to you? A recipe? There are no rules! Rhyme. Don't rhyme. Make it a haiku, a sonnet, or free form. Simply use this opportunity to express something about the significance of food in your life.

Register for Zoom Link

You will receive a confirmation email with a zoom link for the meeting once your registration is complete. For those interested in the Chinese Simmered Dumplings recipe please email Erica Tom at tome@sonoma.edu


Shelly Gomez, Senior HUB Program Executive, HUB Cultural Center

Erica Tom, Director of Native American Studies | Lecturer in American Multicultural Studies & Hutchins School of Liberal Studies