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Local eaters have responded to Wing Luke Museum 's call for photographs illustrating food memories with lovely images of mooncakes, rice cakes, and beef noodle

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Wing Luke Asks Shutterbugs to Think Beyond Rice and Noodles

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Local eaters have responded to Wing Luke Museum's call for photographs illustrating food memories with lovely images of mooncakes, rice cakes, and beef noodle soup. The submitted picture at left shows a young pho fan devouring broth with two spoons.

"We've been getting some great photos," says spokesperson Margaret Su, who's helping to coordinate the photo-collection project in conjunction with the museum's upcoming exhibit on food in Asian Pacific American communities. "All the people submitting seem pretty excited and thoughtful with their choices."

Now, Su says, the curators need more pictures of tzimmes and tostadas. Although the museum interprets the Asian-Pacific-American experience, exhibit organizers hope to present a diverse photo montage underscoring the universality of "From Fields to Family"'s culinary themes.

"We've pretty much been getting photos from people who are Asian or Asian-American, or non-Asian but submitting photos of Asian food," Su reports.

Su hopes to accumulate "favorite food-related photos" that have nothing to do with Asian food traditions.

Photos--and accompanying text explaining why the chosen image is meaningful--can be e-mailed to fieldstofamily@wingluke.org or uploaded directly to Flickr and tagged "FieldstoFamily." All submissions should include contact information. The Flickr site will remain active for the duration of the exhibit, but photos received by Oct. 7 will be considered for inclusion in the show, which opens the following week. Selected photos will also be displayed in an online Seattle Weekly slideshow.

The selection process is likely to be tough on curators, Su says.

"It's hard to choose a favorite photo," she says. "They've all been great."

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