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Lao Cuisine in the Appalachian Foothills

November 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Carolina Asia Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, in coordination with the other Duke-UNC Area Studies Centers and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction is delighted to offer a variety of programming for teachers to recognize International Education Week 2021, with the theme “Food, Water, and Sustainability around the World–and at Home!”

On Saturday, November 20, the Carolina Asia Center is pleased to sponsor a continuing education session at Pho Lao in Morganton, North Carolina (Burke County). Ms. Dara Phrakousonh will speak about Laotian food culture, the Lao community here in North Carolina and which crops and foods from Laos have been easy to adapt to the North Carolina physical and cultural landscape. The learning experience will also include food tasting–so please be sure to flag for us any food allergies or dietary concerns you have!

  • When? Saturday, November 20, 2021, 12 noon to 2pm
  • Where? Pho Lao Restaurant, 1239 Burkemont Ave, Morganton, NC 28655 (the event will be indoors, but in a private room)
  • Why? Free professional development for K-12 teachers, with CEUs provided by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

For any questions, please be in touch with the associate director of the CAC, Dr. Kevin Fogg, at

If you are interested in attending this event, please register at PLEASE NOTE: space is limited, and your registration is not finalized until you receive an email from Dr. Fogg.


November 20, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Carolina Asia Center
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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