Don’t Miss: A History Of The World In 100 Objects Evening (Feasting), May 27, 2010
Anyone with an interest in Chinese cuisine (who happens to be in London next week) should be sure to check out the British Museum’s evening program “A History of the World in 100 Objects: Feasting,” taking place on May 27 from 6:30-8:30 PM. Part of the British Museum and BBC Radio 4 series “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” this event will “explore the diverse material culture that has developed around feasting worldwide through talks, demonstrations, music, storytelling, and food tasting.”
Along with a real Roman feast interpreted by living historians from early Roman re-enactment society Vicus, a Victorian tea service, Mexican churro sampling and a Hawaiian luau, guests can watch a demonstration of traditional Chinese noodle and dumpling-making techniques.In the Great Court, visitors can watch a master prepare Chinese hand-pulled noodles (拉面, the ancestor of Japanese ramen) and knife-cut noodles (刀削面) from 6:30-6:50, 7:00-7:20, and 7:30-8:00 PM, and from 6:30-8:00 can try their hand at making traditional Chinese dumplings.
The event is free and open to the public.
The British Museum
Address: Great Russell Street, London WC1B
Telephone: 020 7323 8000