Richmondites will have the opportunity to put on their chefs hats and cook alongside a local personality as well as a celebrity chef in a virtual cooking event on Jan. 31.
Richmond’s Christine Brodie and cooking instructor Denice Wai, who has made appearances on multiple cooking shows in Vancouver and Hong Kong, will introduce viewers to two traditional Chinese dishes via Zoom befitting Lunar New Year, 2021 – the Year of the Ox.
The event itself is free, but participants are encouraged to make a donation. All proceeds will go towards Richmond Cares, Richmond Gives (RCRG), an online hub connecting donors with people in need.
The dishes Wai will be demonstrating are nagaimo and mushroom dumplings, and nagaimo turnip cakes.
“When I think about the Chinese New Year, especially in Richmond. We have different groups of people, so I want to make something healthy and easy to allow everyone to enjoy,” said Wai, noting that the ingredients she will be using are healthy and nutritious, such as nagaimo and goji berries.
Richmond’s Christine Brodie will also participate in this virtual cooking event along with her daughter and grandchildren from Alberta. Brodie said she is also trying to convince her husband, Mayor Malcolm Brodie, to join in the culinary celebration.
Participants are also encouraged to record and post the cooking video with the hashtag #CharityCooking2021. The top three people who get the most likes on social media will win a prize.
For more information and recipes, visit https://www.everythinggoesvirtual.com/virtualcharitycnycookingrecipes.html