Jasper - Taiwan

  • Emerald Dumplings (Chinese Dumplings)-Vegan
Experience Schedule (menus below):
Wednesday Nov 25 5:30pm-7:00pm (online)
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Emerald Dumplings (Chinese Dumplings)-Vegan
$25.00

Private online experiences:

A great way to connect with family who live far away, and during this time when we cannot gather in person.   A fun way to spend time with friends, and a great team building activity for companies, schools, parent groups and clubs.  Any group!

Online experiences:

All online culinary adventures include interactive cooking instruction, a pdf packet with our host's family recipes and a video recording of the experience.  Culinary adventures are 1.5 hours in duration, and are co-hosted with In My Kitchen founder Paula Mohammed, on zoom.   Our online culinary adventures require a minimum of 4 registrants to ensure they go ahead as scheduled.

Here’s how it works:

After registration you’ll receive an email with your shopping list and equipment list.  A day before your experience you will receive your zoom link and recipe packet.

At the scheduled time of your culinary adventure, you’ll click on the Zoom link and join your session live! Afterwards, you will receive a link to a video recording of your experience that you can revisit at your leisure.

In My Kitchen Delivery (coming soon):

Have your ingredients delivered the day of your your online culinary adventure.  Ingredients will be "mise en place"; measured out and ready to go.  Included in your In My Kitchen box will be some select favourite ingredients from our hosts. This makes a great gift idea, team building event or your own private event with your friends and family.  For more info email:info@inmykitchen.ca

Immersion experiences:

All Immersion experiences  include a light snack upon arrival, approximately 2.5 hours of "in the kitchen" time, learning the recipes and participating in making the dishes, a full dinner shared together, and a booklet of recipes and in-depth culinary info. Not available during COVID-19

Cooking with Jasper

This experience is for the culinary adventurer, regardless if you are vegan or not.  Jasper is passionate about eating healthy and sharing her love for Taiwanese (Hakka) cooking.  You will learn to cook with Taiwanese ingredients and create dishes that would be difficult to find anywhere else.  

Emerald Dumplings (Chinese Dumplings)-Vegan

Emerald Dumplings (Chinese Dumplings) - Vegan 

These steamed dumplings are made with spinach and Beyond Meat.  A great activity for family and friends to do together. If someone prefers meat, it is easy to substitute the Beyond Meat for pork or beef.  

Get to know Jasper

I was born in Taipei, Taiwan.  I moved to Montreal after I finished high school and I went to university.  I then moved to Quebec and my family immigrated to Canada.

Can you tell us a little bit about the history of your family?

My family is many generations from Taiwan and we are Hakka which is a specific culture and food.  My mother and father were business owners and my mother was also busy cooking for the family.  When I was little I would follow her to the market, and I was curious about what she would buy and what she would cook.

Hakka culture is when people come to our home, they are considered as a guest, and we always have something there for people to eat.  If someone arrives around noontime we assume someone has to eat, we prepare food together and share with our guests.

When and how did you develop a love for cooking?

I learned to cook from my mother and my mother in law.  They both were passionate about cooking for people.  But I really developed a passion for cooking and food at University.  I received a nutrition degree and then I went to Taiwan to study at the Seven Day Adventist Christ Christian church  for nutrition and health (similar to Buddhism).

How do you express your love for cooking and culture?

I see food as something to strengthen the family, use cooking together as a family to create harmony and to create compassion.

What do you love most about cooking?

I love creating.  I am always looking for colour in my cooking, it will stimulate an appetite, colour means nutrition.  In Chinese cooking colour is emphasized and it is believed different colours benefit different organs.

 

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Jasper
Taiwan
“I see food as something to strengthen the family, use cooking together as a family to create harmony and to create compassion”
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