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  • At the Table: “Knives and Needles”

    Evenings, Talks & Lectures, and part of Thursday Nights

    Jun 20
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    $5 Members, $15 Non-Members, $13 for students and seniors, includes museum admission.

    6:30—8 PM

    Samsung Hall

    Author Molly Kitamura bridges the world of tattooed chefs and foodie tattoo artists. She discusses the inspiration for her forthcoming book, “Knives and Needles,” in this fun and insightful talk and cooking demonstration featuring foodie tattoo artist Chad Koeplinger. Learn how to make a delicious vegetarian "chicken" korma dish, with a tasting to follow, as they talk food and tattoos.

    At the Table provides a new way to experience food in this series of talks, tastings and tattoo tales inspired by the exhibition Tattoos in Japanese Prints. At the Table explores the culinary specialties and tattoos of Bay Area chefs and foodie tattoo artists.

    About “Knives and Needles”
    Knives and Needles started as a blog focusing on foodie tattoo artists and tattooed chefs. The book based on the blog showcases some of the most talented, foodie tattoo artists in the world, offering insight into their lives outside the studio and inside the kitchen. To balance the book, a few extremely talented chefs show off their tattoos and share a personal recipe. This is the perfect marriage of these arts: a beautifully shot tattoo book and a fun and practical cookbook.

    Free bike valet parking provided by San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. 

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