Although the evening event focused on Chinese laundries because the three speakers, Elwin Xie, Judy Fong Bates, and yours truly, all shared experiences of growing up in our family laundries, I also was able to talk about the origins and characteristics of family-run Chinese restaurants, the focus of "Sweet and Sour."  

Here is a  detailed description of the event and photos of the traditional village dishes served    ,

 What better setting in which to make a presentation about this iconic Chinese livelihood than at Foo's Ho Ho, a classic example of the type of restaurant run by Chinese immigrant families and their descendants to which "Sweet and Sour" pays tribute!