Food for Thought: Operation Pickle

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Glass Curtain Gallery 1104 S Wabash Ave, 1st Floor, Chicago, IL 60605

Join Columbia College Chicago's office of Asian American Cultural Affairs for a special edition of Food for Thought!

Try food from Iran and learn about the traditional Persian new year, Norooz, which falls on the vernal equinox.

In the Zoroastrian tradition, a celebratory table spread called "haft-seen" is laid out with seven objects symbolizing the return of new life in spring. Come to the gallery to learn more about one of these items, pickled garlic ("torshi-eh seer"), also known as Seven Year Pickle because it is best eaten after being aged several years.

Your host will be artist and First-Year Seminar faculty member Fereshteh Toosi, who is exhibiting garlic pickles in the gallery for the current show RISK: Empathy, Art, and Social Practice.

All Columbia students, faculty, and staff are welcome!
Lunch will be served.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP to

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