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Dinner & A Movie

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Join Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Claude Kerven to discuss Eat Drink Man Woman and cook dishes directly from the film.

Gather around a virtual dinner table with friends near and far, as we forge a common language through food and film.

Eating is a universal ritual, central to all cultures. Our senses are awakened by the act of preparing, sharing, and enjoying food mindfully. It’s no surprise, then, that the culinary arts have been a common motif in cinema.

In this 3-hour studio with award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Claude Kerven, you enjoy an in-depth discussion about Eat Drink Man Woman and prepare a 3-course meal of dishes directly from the film.

While cooking, participants will be treated to a pop-in from Claude’s sous chef, Susan Lambert, who will discuss wine pairings and tips on how to inexpensively decorate the table to heighten the experience and encourage a cozy, intimate space.

This course is perfect for people stuck at home on their own, couples, the entire family, or groups of friends from their respective houses, as it reminds us of our sparks of individuality and our interconnectedness.

Please view the movie Eat Drink Man Woman prior to attending the class.

Join live on Tuesday, June 1, 6:00-9:00 p.m. EDT (3:00-6:00 p.m. PDT). For registered participants, the workshop will be available on demand after the live session is complete.

More Information

Participants will need to purchase the following ingredients prior to the class.

Four Kinds of Vegetable

  • 1 can of baby corn
  • 14 pieces of Chinese green cabbage
  • 2 cups of chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of Chinese hot oil
  • 12 black mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 8 plum tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • Salt to taste

Steamed Chicken with Black Mushrooms

  • 3 chicken legs
  • 6 dried black mushrooms
  • 2 teaspoons of soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon of rice wine
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon of water
  • 2 teaspoons of minced green onions (scallions)

Minced Shrimp in Lettuce

  • 1 pound of prawns or other shrimp
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup of chopped onions
  • 1/3 cup of chopped white leeks
  • 1/3 cup of peas (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 2 Yiou-Tias or "Chinese Donuts" (Long pieces of fried dough, found in Chinese specialty stores.)


  • 4 chopped green onions (scallions)
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of chicken stock (or water)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • A pinch of white pepper

Note: If you cannot find Yiou-Tias or wish to leave them out, the shrimp alone is still delicious.

Meet the Teachers

  • Claude Kerven is an Emmy Award-winning director known for his work in children’s television, mo ...

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Dinner and a Movie



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