University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Embrace the Exotic

Michelin-starred chef James Syhabout brings a taste of his exotic upbringing to Tucson. Inspired by the open air "hawker markets" of Thai and Laos of his childhood, James explores these cuisines with a true chef's mind in his new book "Hawker Fare." Don't miss the opportunity to travel around the world, all from the comfort of your kitchen.

James Syhabout

James Syhabout is the chef/co-owner of Commis and Old Kan Beer & Co. He is the only chef in Oakland with a Michelin-star restaurant — first learned about food, taught by his mom in the language of refugees, in a culture of kin-related by circumstance....

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University of Arizona

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Tucson Medical Center

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