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COOK + BOOK "Island-Inspired Cuisine!"

  • Union Market 1309 5th Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

Toli Moli x Duende District present: COOK + BOOK, a friendly gathering at Union Market on the last Wednesday of each month to learn more about cooking with Asian ingredients at home.

On April 25th, meet the renowned chef behind the Union Market District's forthcoming Coconut Club, a four-time winner of the Food Network's Chopped, a passionate hip-hop head, and a great friend of the bodega, Adam Greenberg. Chef Adam will bring both the aspiring and seasoned home cooks in attendance on a little culinary adventure recounting his travels to Hawai'i, California, and beyond. In addition to food tasting, a discussion about recipes and techniques, and a cooking demonstration of some of his favorite seasonal seafood dishes, Chef Adam will give an insider look into his time on Chopped, recount personal highlights from his hospitality journey (which began at age 18!), and major influences on his unique culinary viewpoint.

After the COOK + BOOK class, chat with Chef Adam about what ingredients at Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega you can use for cooking beach or picnic-ready fare. Following the demonstration, thanks to a partnership with District FishwifeAlmaala Farms and Toli Moli, you'll also get a "bodega bag" filled with everything you need to make your own island-inspired meal at home!

This month's featured book available for purchase is The Poke Cookbook authored by Honolulu-based food writer Martha Cheng, a contributor to publications such as Eater and Condé Nast Traveler. Previously the food editor at Honolulu Magazine, Cheng has worked in kitchens in Hawai'i and Northern California.

Each month at COOK + BOOK, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • purchase a book written or recommended by the chef presenter
  • enjoy dynamic conversations moderated by local food entrepreneurs
  • take home a "bodega bag" with key ingredients from class 
  • meet new friends interested in Asian food, cultures, and cuisine
  • learn a new recipe using Asian ingredients from Toli Moli's Burmese Bodega and other Union Market businesses

In collaboration with Union Market.

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*Photo courtesy of Adam Greenberg.

Earlier Event: March 28
COOK + BOOK "Tibetan Nomad Cuisine!"
Later Event: May 30
COOK + BOOK "You, Me & Vietnam!"