Queens Memory Project at WNYC Recipe Swap

Enjoy an evening of storytelling, education, food vendors, and community engagement, and celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of our communities through treasured recipes and stories that unite us all.

The Queens Memory Project will be on hand to scan recipes that will be compiled and shared by Gothamist, and possibly included in a future Queens Memory Cookbook! Guests are encouraged to bring a spice that represents something about a personal family story and be a part of a spice swap, courtesy of Burlap and Barrel.

Guests will also have the opportunity to pull up a seat at our “story booth” to share a story behind a spice or family recipe that might air on Morning Edition and All Things Considered on WNYC.

Storytellers Michelle Carlo and Jamie Brickhouse will kick off the stage event with tales behind their own family recipes, leading to a panel discussion titled Flavors of Resilience focused on the challenges and opportunities faced by immigrant food entrepreneurs in New York City. Panelists include Wai Chu, Senior Director of Culinary Workforce Development Programs at Hot Bread Kitchen, Caroline Shin, food journalist and writer covering immigrant food stories, and Krishnendu Ray, Professor of Food Studies and Director of the Food Studies PhD program at NYU. The panel will be moderated by Arun Venugopal, senior reporter for the WNYC Race & Justice Unit.

For more information on buying in-person tickets, or catching the event on the WNYC live stream, visit https://thegreenespace.org/event/wnyc-recipe-swap/


Dec 21 2023


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


WNYC Greene Space, 44 Charlton St New York, NY 10014