Cross-Cultural Pigs: Myths, Meals, and Tastings
John Eng-Wong, Brown University
event is part of “Eating Chinese...” Series
Eating Chinese: Comestibles, Cuisine, Commerce and Culture
"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.