HopStop: Dumpling Making
Public Talk
HopStop Family Workshop

Dumpling Making

with Artist & Chef Cai Xi
February 16

Cook a classic Lunar New Year meal together.


Lunar New Year — also referred to as Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival (chunjie 春节), as Korean New Year (Seol Lal 설날) and Tết in Vietnamese culture — marks the coming of spring and the planting, harvests and new beginnings it brings.

An important part of this holiday is the food — and that means lots of dumplings! In this Zoom workshop, artist-chef Cai Xi of Cai's Dim Sum Catering and the Asian Cultural Center of Vermont teaches us how to make dumplings from scratch. Bring your whole pod to the kitchen for some teamwork, conversation and laughter as we cook this delicious traditional meal and honor this important holiday. All ethnic backgrounds are welcome to participate. 
Registration for this workshop is free, but families will need to provide their own ingredients, cooking utensils and cooking equipment. 
View ingredients and equipment

About Cai Xi 

Cai Xi is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Asian Cultural Center of Vermont, the Owner/Curator/Chef of C.X. Silver Gallery and Cai's Dim Sum Catering, and a language instructor at The Putney School. Cai envisions the kitchen as a studio and food as art. She has been doing Chinese cultural and arts performances and individualized instruction for three decades. Her residencies have taken place at statewide arts events, schools, summer programs, teacher training workshops and community festivals. Cai's versatility in artmaking includes traditional Chinese brush, ink and calligraphy, abstract performance action painting, luminous landscapes, monumental portraits, mixed media installations, and socially engaged art. Her work has been presented in Boston, Manchester, and across Vermont and has been filmed live for public television, Brattleboro Community TV and New York's WNYE. Cai was also featured in the Brattleboro Museum's historic exhibition "Hot Pot: A Taste of Contemporary Chinese Art." 

This workshop is programmed as part of the Hop's series of events celebrating Lunar New Year. 
HopStops are funded in part by the Melville 1960 and Leila Straus Arts Education Fund, Wetzel Family Fund for the Dartmouth College Arts Education Program, Jeffrey C. Bloomberg 1969 Arts Education Endowment Fund, Jennifer '85 & Stanton '83 Williams Fund, L. William 1943 and Sarah B. Seidman Fund, Anonymous Fund No. 127, and the Edward and Bertha C. Rose Fund.

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 HopStops season. This is an archived view.

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