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TABLE TALK: Thu Nguyen

December 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Thu Nguyen is organizes Karma Kitchen in Moss Park, a monthly pay-it-forward delicious experiment in generosity. Our all-volunteer team makes vegetarian banh mi with fresh ingredients from Building Roots and spend the afternoon sharing our gifts with the residents of Moss Park. The guests are get a $0 bill at the end of their meal and invited to pay it forward to someone they don’t know next month. Thu was inspired volunteering at the original Karma Kitchen in Berkeley where the gift economy model has proven sustainable for over a decade and has since spread to over 30 cities around the world.

Thu will talk about how Karma Kitchen and its global experiment in movement — of enabling small shifts in the guests from isolation to community, from transaction to trust, and from scarcity to abundance. The volunteers experience a ripple effect by having the opportunity to cultivate generosity and the guests get a beautiful expression of human dignity. You’ll hear stories of the serendipity, human dignity and hope that happens at Karma Kitchen and be inspired by how food + small acts of kindness builds community.

Thu Nguyen is the author of My Quest for Yummy Banh Mi, and has reversed diabetes and cancer through cooking, mindfulness and small acts of kindness.


Dinner by Len Senater
Gỏi Cuốn, cool, fresh rice paper rolls with stuffed with herbs & noodles, and served with a hoisin based dipping sauce. Bo Kho, a fragrant and warming beef stew with lemongrass, star anise, fennel, cinnamon, served with baguette, a mix of complex Southeast Asian flavors and a touch of French influence. For dessert, Kem Flan, aka Creme Caramel, a French import that’s become a local staple, sometimes embellished with a topping of strong black coffee.
#GF #vegan options available

Doors open at 6pm, talk starts at 7pm
includes dinner and coffee or tea; dessert available a la carte
$25 (+HST)

This Table Talk is presented in collaboration with Artery
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Every month The Depanneur invites a local food personality to talk about something that interests them while Dep founder Len Senater cooks dinner for everyone.

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December 4, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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