Tofu: An Ethnographical Portrayal

Lectures

John Nicholas Brown Center 357 Benefit Street

Chee-Beng Tan, professor of anthopology at Chinese University of Hong Kong

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.