Get Your Nom On at CAAMFest with These Fine Food Programs



(Bitter)Sweet: Cook Salon

Mixing and matching, amending and melding: the process of developing even the simplest foods involves patience as much as inspiration. Join us for an intimate conversation and tasting demo with two local Asian American culinary artisans. They will offer a peek into the complex process of creating new specialties, from rich truffles to spicy ketchup, and will share how they balance personal flair, concise production, market trends and—in the end—the shifting moods of Mother Nature.

Mixing Masala: Cook Salon


Come hear San Franciso’s very own chai wallah and a local chef share their insights on creating unique spice mixes. Have fun with a spice identification quiz, then learn the differences between a dry and wet masala, various regional variations that flavor the mix, and easy ways of adapting traditional techniques to make room for whole spices in your own kitchen.


Emotional Eaters: Shorts Program


Food—whether as a symbol that passes through generations, or a visual accent at a particular moment—takes on almost anthropomorphic qualities in these humorous family tales and realistic dramas. Featuring “Mamori,” “Persimmon,” “Craftsman,” “Mother’s Milk,” “Sugar Bowl,” “Kimchi Fried Dumplings,” and “Kae.”




Dosa Hunt + performance by Indian Bastards from Hell + special menu + happy hourdosa hunt

After the West-Coast premiere of Dosa Hunt, stay for a Q&A with filmmaker Amrit Singh as well as a special set by Indian Bastards from Hell. Mix and mingle with special guests and be prepared for some delicious treats—including, you guessed it, mouth-watering DOSA! Take a moment to see the Asian Art Museum’s newest exhibition, China’s Terracotta Warriors. A perfect convergence of film, music, art and food: this is an event you cannot miss.


Asian Chopsmichella

Join CAAM, KQED, and filmmaker Grace Lee for a unique food conference announcing a new national production for PBS. Meet the production team and some leading San Francisco Bay Area culinary voices as we introduce one of the most exciting Asian American projects in years.

  • Carissa Fei

    My question about these food things, is that are some of these live events?

  • Anonymous

    Hi Carissa, Yes these are all LIVE events! The Shorts Program is just film, while “Dosa Hunt” is a film followed by the performance from Indian Bastards from Hell + Dosas!