It was the first, and unofficial launching event of Home Cooking of the World. I truly appreciate Rica and Christine of One Stop Family Pop Up for giving this opportunity. I had a table with Rica on the day and explained what Home Cooking of the World would do to anyone who stopped by at the table on the day.
I love cooking, and curious about what other people are actually cooking and eating at home all over the world. You know, when Anthony Bourdain visited many different places, I was excited to see local people were cooking. It made me feel like I had a privilege to see the hidden parts of their lives. But wait, we can do it in New York, too! New York has so many immigrants from all over the world, and they often retain their background cultures in food they eat. New Yorkers with many different cultural background can teach cookings each other!
But there is a big problem of space. We tend to hesitate opening our kitchen to strangers. I once had a great fortune to be invited by a generous Indian lady to film her cooking. But it doesn't happen often. I don't want to rent a kitchen, because I don't want to charge for lessons. Also, I don't want this project to be another series of cooking class. This project's cooking lessons should be open for everyone so that more people would be interested in cooking and different cultures.
The current big goal for me is to get a Fiscal Sponsorship, so that the project can get a nonprofit status. If it happens, I can apply for grans and get some tax benefits. I will report the result here. I am also in the process of setting up social networking outlets. I will report them as well as soon as they are ready.