Eating, Reading, and Race: Food and Cultural Representation
Eating, Reading, and Race: Food and Cultural Representation

39. Eating, Reading, and Race: Food and Cultural Representation
Reading and Conversation
Naben Ruthnum with Ann Hui

Food can evoke a cultural identity but can also become a shorthand for cultural clichés or an avenue of appropriation. Author Naben Ruthnum's witty book Curry: Eating, Reading and Race meditates on how that blend of spices monolithically known as curry actually varies district to district and cook to cook, and is sometimes conflated in Western understanding with Indian culture itself. Joining Naben is Globe and Mail journalist Ann Hui who explores in a recent article how chefs, embracing and exploring ingredients and methods from other cultures, might approach ethnic cuisine respectfully.

 

Sunday, September 30, 2018
9:30 - 10:30 am
Islandview

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