20 September

China: The Kingdom of Mapo Tofu

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

The origins of Mapo Tofu,

During the Tongzhi period of the Qing Dynasty, from the mid to late 1800s, a small restaurant operated close to the Wanfu bridge at the northern gate of the Sichuan capital of Chengdu. The owner, Mrs. Chen, was known for her skill and particularly her tofu cooked with minced beef, chili, pepper, soy sauce and other ingredients. This spicy and delicious dish was very popular with the locals, and thanks to the marks on Mrs. Chen’s face people began to call it ‘mapo tofu’ (from ma, pock-marked, and po, old woman). Today mapo tofu is famous in all of China and beyond. For this workshop, a Chengdu chef, in collaboration with Ling Aichih of the Zheng Yang restaurant in Turin, will prepare fresh tofu and cook this legendary dish for you.

Paired with the white tea Yueguangbai  from ancient trees and red tea Dianhong from the forrest, provided by Eastern Leaves (China).

20 September

19:00 - 20:00

Food for Change – Semi/ Seeds – Pad./Pav. 3
Total of seats
Seats available:
20 €
Price for members
18 €