Linda Tay Esposito, Flavor Explosions

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Stop by the Foodwise Classroom for a cooking demo featuring the seasonal bounty of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

The Lunar New Year is coming up. One of the traditions in Malaysia (and Singapore) is to gather family and friends to partake in “Lo Hei” – a delicious fresh salad with raw fish, where every element of the salad has an auspicious meaning. Come join us to learn how to make this salad and get some prosperity into your year!

Linda Tay Esposito is a teaching chef whose food represents a tribute and a commitment to the authenticity of the cuisines of the Pacific Rim. For the last 18 years, Linda has shared her passion and knowledge of Southeast Asian cuisines in the Bay Area. Linda also teaches at 18 Reasons, Milk Street Kitchen and SF Cooking School. Previously, she taught at Cavallo Point, Sur La Table, Whole Foods Market and Parties That Cook.

Outside of teaching, Linda is a food business consultant with a focus on building equitable food systems through the intersectional lens of food, sustainability and equity. She currently leads the food park program at the Presidio Tunnel Tops. She led the development of La Cocina Municipal Marketplace, an innovative model of conscious, community-led development, offering economic opportunity for low income, women entrepreneurs, while creating jobs and delicious, affordable food for the community. Her past experience includes growing Hodo Foods from an artisanal producer to nationwide distribution, as well as a long career in product development and marketing in consumer technology, banking and CPG.  

Linda is a member of the Good Food Foundation Advisory Board, and sits on their equity task force. In her free time, she plants hard-to-find Asian herbs at the community garden at Fort Mason.

All demos take place in the Foodwise Classroom (under the tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.