TSUCI Chinese Cooking Class Opening Ceromony
March 23, 2017
The Confucius Institute at Texas Southern University held the opening ceremony of Chinese cooking class with the support of the Chinese Consulate in Houston, Jinjiang Restaurant, and over 300 TSU faculty and students who attended the opening ceremony.
For the opening ceremony, the prepared Chinese dishes included: carved watermelon, Kung Pao Chicken, General Tao’s chicken, Salt Pepper shrimp, and Yangzhou -styled fried rice. Guests were excited to eat authentic Chinese food while learning how to use chopsticks, and therefore, many students signed up for cooking classes on the spot.
McDowell expressed that Confucius Institute has been the backbone of cultural exchanges between China and the United States. In addition to providing Chinese classes, the Confucius Institute for the first time opened a series of Chinese culture courses including cooking, handmade, painting, martial arts and chess. He firmly believes that by integrating culture and language will enable American students to understand China in a vivid way.
The cooking class lasting for six weeks.Class was instructed by the Chef Dengzhong Ding from Jinjiang restaurant specializing in Huaiyang cuisine. Chef Dinghas has more than 40 years of cooking experience and his own T.V. food program.As an authentic local celebrity food star,he is very keen on the strong platform of Confucius Institute and hopes to expand and enlighten people on the Chinese culture by way of food.