The Social Life of American Crayfish in Asia
Friday, April 24, 2009
12:00am - 12:00am
Sidney Cheung, professor of anthopology at Chinese University of Hong Kong; Wei Ying Wong, Mellon postdoctoral fellow at Connecticut College
Eating Chinese: Comestibles, Cuisine, Commerce and Culture (LECTURE SERIES)
"Garlic eater," "fish eater," and "pie eater" are all pejoratives that show how foods converge with identity. Food choices signal values as well – what you eat may suggest you are an adventurer, a gourmet, a slow food enthusiast, or an ethnic food homeboy. In these sessions a discussion of specific comestibles leads to related issues of food, identity and social values.