If you have ever enjoyed a Chinese-style steamed bun or dumpling at the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market — a local delicacy known as Farm Sum — you’ve experienced the talents of Xiaobing Shen.
Shen owns and operates Long Road Ecological Farm north of Kingston with his partner Jonathan Davies. According to a release from Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), the farm specializes in providing organic vegetables and pork that go into Farm Sum dishes, food based on what Shen ate growing up in rural China.
Learn how to make these dumplings with a demonstration by Shen, centred on traditional Chinese farm food. The online demonstration, made possible thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library, takes place on Monday, May 30, 2022, at 2 p.m. Register at https://calendar.kfpl.ca/event/6576056.
“Having Xiaobing join KFPL is a great chance for attendees to add a new, diverse dish to their culinary lineup or refine something they know and love,” said Jake Miller, Librarian, Adult Programming. “Long Road Ecological Farm is on the Kingston market scene, and having one of its founders give a live online demonstration is a chance to see how dumplings are made in real time.”
May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada, a time to reflect on and recognize the many contributions that Canadians of Asian heritage have made and continue to make to Canada, according to the Government of Canada. Read more about Asian Heritage Month on the government website.