FOUND x Adopteen

Telling Our Stories Through Food

A Conversation with Kristen Kish, Alyse Whitney, and The Cast of FOUND

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
5:00PM (PT) | 8:00PM (ET)

Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with Adopteen!

Last month, we joined Chloe, Lily, Sadie, Chef Kristen Kish, and Food Editor Alyse Whitney in the kitchen to record a special conversation around how food helps shape our stories and keeps us rooted. Watch and cook along with us as Chef Kristen Kish and Alyse Whitney sit down with Chloe, Lily, and Sadie to discuss the girls’ individual on-screen and off-screen journeys in the making of the film FOUND and how the experience of connecting with each other and pieces of their past has shaped how they each approach the ideas of “searching” and “finding.”

Join the virtual watch party and stick around after to chat with Adopteen and Alyse Whitney as they reflect on the importance of AAPI Heritage Month for Asia-born adoptees and how food can sometimes be the easiest and most daunting aspect of cultural connection.

RSVP today for the virtual event and be automatically entered into a Mala Market gift raffle!

Crispy Rice with Chef Kristen Kish!

Chef Kristen Kish opens this event with a quick and easy cooking lesson that’s perfect for even the most novice chef. You too can cook along during the virtual watch party!

This dish is a perfect go-to quick meal and is very easily modified for any dietary restrictions.

QTY 4 servings

Chili mayo
Shiitake Mushrooms
Green Beans

RSVP today to receive the full list of ingredients and recipe to make sure you’re ready to cook along with Chef Kish!


In Amanda Lipitz’s documentary film, FOUND, three adopted American teenage girls — Chloe, Lily, and Sadie — discover that they are blood-related cousins. Their online meeting inspires the young women to confront complicated and emotional questions, and embark on a once in a lifetime journey to China together in search of answers, connections, and their lost history.

Chloe, Lily, and Sadie first met online in 2018 and then in person when they filmed their trip to China with their families during the winter of 2019—just before the onset of the global pandemic.

The girls became fast friends online and have continued to grow closer throughout this fateful and special journey together. They are honored that their stories have had such a positive impact around the globe, bringing visibility and raising awareness to the unique issues, challenges, and strengths of the Transracial Asian Adoptee community.

Meet our Special Guests

The Mala Market Complete Sichuan Pantry Collection

Enter to Win
The Mala Market Complete Sichuan Pantry Collection Raffle

The Mala Market is offering one lucky viewer a set of their Complete Pantry Collection! RSVP to join the virtual watch party to be automatically entered into the raffle! Winner will be announced during the virtual watch party and must be in attendance to claim their delicious winnings!

The Mala Market is America’s source for premium and hard-to-find Sichuan ingredients, a curated selection of our favorite Chinese pantry essentials and instructional Chinese pantry collections.

The Mala Market is a mother-daughter business founded by Taylor Holliday and Fongchong Havighurst. It all began when Taylor, a former journalist, created The Mala Market blog (originally called The Mala Project) as a place to document her adventures learning to cook Sichuan food for Fongchong, her recently adopted 11-year-old daughter.

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