A Bite of China: A Culinary Creation


Thursdays 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM EST

Eight 75-min sessions

Starting date: April 22, 2021
Ending date: June 10, 2021


$260 (including $240 tuition fee and $20 non-refundable registration fee)

10% discount of the tuition for family members, current students and siblings.

Sign up for our second Short Course, A Tour of China and receive 10% off that tuition as well.

To enjoy discounts, please contact Zeyu Feng at: [email protected] or (917)513-6026.


This live online bilingual short series will help develop culinary talents and passions through a tour of China through its food! Using interactive, hands-on culinary projects based on various popular Chinese ingredients and cooking methods (e.g., 蒸-steaming, 煮-boiling, 炖-braising), students will learn to create authentic Chinese dishes with a balance of nutrition, taste, and presentation.

In a supportive bilingual environment, language skills will be taught and practiced through recipes and essential cooking instructions. Throughout the series, students will create a culinary portfolio of iconic Chinese dishes associated with festivals and customs, such as Auspicious Fortune Jade Cabbage Dumplings, Beijing fried noodles, salty crispy chicken, and golden thread sesame-coated, purple potato balls!

Students must be at least 8 years old at time of class. No previous Chinese language nor cooking skills required.

Sample Lesson: Making Dumplings

Material list:

Households products available in grocery stores.
Special materials requirements will be sent to students prior to class as needed.

Teacher Bio:

Zeyu Feng

A talented language teacher, Ms. Feng inherited her passion in cooking growing up in China and is excited to teach her innovative recipes of homemade foods. Joining China Institute as a full-time staff in 2020 with advanced degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University, and Hong Kong Baptist University, Ms. Feng brings her multi-cultural perspective into this short course that combines cooking, language and culture learning. Ms. Feng strongly believes that a new language is best acquired through meaningful interactions when learners are engaging in real-life activities. She loves interacting with young students and is looking forward to meeting her little chefs online!

For questions and registration for multiple short series courses, please contact Zeyu Feng at: [email protected] or (917)513-6026.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Instructor: Zeyu Feng