Friday, December 14, 2012

Upcoming Conference: Gastronomy, Communication, and Heritage in the Diaspora

Department of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Global Food Cultures program of New York University jointly present a special symposium on

Gastronomy, Communication, and Heritage in the Diaspora: The Hong Kong Experience

: 9:30-12:00 p.m., Tuesday, 8th January, 2013
Venue: LT5, Cheng Yu Tung Building, CUHK(next to the University Station and Hyatt Shatin Hotel)


This symposium explores the foodways in the lives of people in the global context of diaspora. Speakers include Casey Lum, Professor of Communication at William Paterson University (USA ) and Board of Directors of the Urban Communication Foundation, who has been researching in media ecology and urban food cultures as forms of communication; Sidney Cheung, Professor and anthropologist, who has recently finished a food-related knowledge transfer project on developing touristic resources from within (and for) the local neighborhood in Sheung Wan; Peter Cuong Franklin, a consultant chef and the chef-owner of the Vietnamese restaurant ChomChom and a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu with a Grand Diplôme de Cuisine and Patisserie, who has trained and worked at the like of the Michelin-starred Caprice in Hong Kong, Alinea in Chicago, and La Verticale in Hanoi; and Annabel Jackson, a food and wine expert and consultant, who is head of the Hong Kong Slow Food convivium and the author of Macau on a Plate (1994), Street Café Vietnam (1999), World Food China (2003), Taste of Macau: Portuguese Cuisine on the China Coast (2004) and Modern Indian Cooking (2004).


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