2012 Leisurely Evening with Cathy Bao Bean
The Chopsticks-Fork Principle, a presentation by Cathy Bao Bean
October 31, 2012 Bean, the author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle, A Memior and Manual, was in town on October 31 and gave a CHFF presentation to a group of interested listeners at the party room at David Fong’s Restaurant in Bloomington. She regaled the audience with countless stories of unintended cross-purposes or misunderstandings in her attempts to satisfy disparate cultural norms and her experiences of raising a bicultural family. Her guiding chopsticks and fork principle explains how anyone who steps outside the home can benefit by greater awareness of the diversity within and around us. A delicious dinner in the upstairs restaurant brought the evening to a satisfying close.