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Edible World Food Tour Coming to South Philadelphia


Ellen Yin Leads Next Edible World Food Tour
Fork Owner Creates Eclectic Walk

First Person Arts has devoted itself to telling real-life Philadelphia stories. Many of those stories lie in the foods of the various neighborhoods of the city. For the next quarterly Edible World TourEllen Yin, owner and founder of Fork Restaurant and author of Forklore, will lead participants through a unique and varied journey through the streets of South Philadelphia. The tour will begin at Vietnamese restaurant Nam Phuong at 11th and Washington on Thursday, September 10th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. The tour will conclude with a champagne toast and book signing of Forklore.

Tickets for this event cost $75 per person, $140 per couple, and $65 for First Person Arts members. Tickets include all food, gratuity, and champagne toast. Tickets are available online at or by phone at 267-402-2055.

Fork owner Ellen Yin will take guests on a culinary voyage through the streets of Philadelphia, from Vietnamese food to Mexican cuisine, sampling the panoply of flavors that inspire Fork’s eclectic cuisine.  Attendees will taste summer rolls, fried oysters and clams, goat tacos, and much more as Yin showcases the range of tastes that influenced her renowned cookbook.  Her recent book was the winner of a Pewter Award at the Gold Ink Awards.

Yin is owner of Fork Restaurant, the acclaimed New American Bistro in Old City, Philadelphia. Since its opening in 1997, Fork has received many regional and national accolades, including being named one of the “Best New Restaurants” by Philadelphia magazine and one of Philadelphia’s “Top Tables” by Gourmet magazine. In 2004, she expanded Fork to include Fork:etc, a specialty food store with prepared foods, artisanal and gourmet products. Now celebrating its 12th anniversary, Fork continues to delight new visitors from throughout the world as well as its own local fans. Her last cookbook, From Our Restaurant’s Kitchen, a compilation of the restaurant’s recipes and staff favorites, benefited scholarships for inner city students.

First Person Arts is a nonprofit organization that produces the annual First Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art and other programs that tap into the power of personal stories and speak to diverse audiences, including people whose voices are not often heard. First Person Arts believes that everyone has a story to tell and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world. For more information, please visit .

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