In Fall 2016 “Food for All” is presenting a series of lectures by visiting scholars and writers tackling questions of culture, policy, and more through the lens of food. This page is regularly updated with other campus and community events. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.
JEWISH FOOD IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH: A SYMPOSIUM
March 4-5, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, Chapel Hill, NC
This symposium will explore the historical trends and current cultural practices surrounding “Jewish” food in and of the American South. Appealing to both public and academic audiences, this workshop will feature dynamic presentations by Jewish foodways and cultural scholars, culinary critics, and James Beard award-winning chefs and writers, including Joan Nathan (Wash., DC), Andrea Reusing (Lantern, Chapel Hill), and Alon Shaya (Shaya, New Orleans). Panel discussions will investigate what makes a food “Jewish” in the diverse social and cultural contexts of the southern United States, and how that designation affects the lives of its creators and consumers. Jewish Food in the Global South is presented by UNC’s Carolina Center for Jewish Studies, Department of American Studies, Center for Global Initiatives / Global Research Institute, and UNC’s Food for All pan-university academic theme. See website above for registration information and agenda. Additional information may be found at the event’s website.
COMMUNITY FOOD ASSESSMENT WORKSHOP
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 10:00AM-1:00PM
UNC-Chapel Hill Student Union, Chapel Hill, NC
Interested in asset mapping? Interested in community-based participatory research? Join us for an interactive workshop to learn more about community food assessment techniques from local partners, Voices into Action (VIA). Snacks will be provided. Guests are welcome to bring their own lunch. For additional information contact Hannah Quigley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO” FILM SCREENING
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00PM
Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center, Chapel Hill, NC
As part of the Culinary Nationalism in Asian conference, join us for a free screening of “The Search for General Tso” film (2014) followed by a Q&A with director, Ian Cheney. This documentary travels the globe to unravel a culinary mystery. General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ubiquitous presence on restaurant menus across the country. But who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine? Additional information may be found at http://culnatasia.web.unc.edu/film-screening/.
CULINARY NATIONALISM IN ASIA
March 31-April 1, 2017
University Room, Hyde Hall (Institute of the Arts and Humanities), Chapel Hill, NC
Carolina’s Department of History presents the Culinary Nationalism in Asia conference. This conference will grapple with the question of culinary nationalism in Asia, bringing together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, literature, media, and cultural studies, who focus on foodways in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Japan, India, and Australia. For additional information, go to http://culnatasia.web.unc.edu/.