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

Event Type

Workshop, Exhibition, Exhibit, Talk, Discussion


Students, Student Diversity and Inclusion, Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS)


Contact Name

Ramona Gupta,

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