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Asian American History 101

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Jan 31, 2022

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5! Happy Lunar New Year to all! It’s the Year of the Tiger so we take time to ring in the new year by talking about some food traditions from China, Vietnam, Korea, and Tibet. We also talk about the Lantern Festival. Our main story is on the History of Ketchup which actually has Asian roots. No, Heinz wasn’t the first… so where did it originate, what was it made of, and how has it changed? We close off by highlighting two more amazing organizations that focus on food insecurity. Follow the links to learn more or donate to ACRS Food Bank and Tzu Chi Foundation. For previous episodes and learning, please visit our site at or for social media. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, email us at


  • 00:26 Anna May Wong Quarters and Celebrating Lunar New Year
  • 06:57 The History of Ketchup
  • 20:01 Highlight Organizations: ACRS Food Bank and the Tzu Chi Foundation