Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy; Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America weaves together complex stories through a dynamic video installation featuring pioneering chefs, and banquet setting created but notable contemporary Chinese-American ceramist. Museum Environments worked with curator Herb Tam and exhibit developer Andrew Rabatta to produce a truly innovative exhibit format. The combination of elements has a welcoming poetic effect of a grand table along with heartfelt and informative stories of food in cultural life.
The communal table has all visitor sit together and enjoy the banquet of the exhibit.
Elegance and creativity come together thanks to the contribution of ceramist: Lu Zhang and Heidi Lau.
Ceramic pieces representing different culinary regions of China were placed on a lazy-susan for versatility in display.