I love attending events at the Asia Society. On any given day, you can can sit in on a discussion with Martin Yan of Yan Can Cook and Jennifer 8 of the New York Times about Asian influence on American food…walking away with a few recipes!
You can even walk away with some interesting facts, which I picked up on the way out! Do you know the answers?
Which is the single most affluent consumer group in the United States?
Asian Americans, with buying power of over $400 billion
Which country held the world’s largest democratic election?
India, in 1984
Who is the world’s longest current reigning monarch?
His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand
By 2050, what percentage of the world’s GDP will come from Asia?
Over 50%, compared to 26% from the United States
Which country produces more apples than the rest of the world combined?
Which country is the world’s largest importer of Vietnamese goods?
The United States
Where can you find the world’s oldest family-run company?
Osaka, Japan – Kongo Gumi has been constructing temples and other buildings since 578 AD.
How many Iranians are under the age of 25?
Over 50% of the population