Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Culinary Artistry, Community and Conversation

The Library, University of California, Davis invites you to join us May 9th, 2011 for

Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Culinary Artistry, Community and Conversation

The convivium includes presentations by three speakers recognized internationally for their contributions to the Latin American culinary world:

Professor Ken Albala, a noted food historian, faculty member at the University of the Pacific and prolific author and editor of publications that include Eating Right in the Renaissance and A Cultural History of Food, will speak on "The Roots of Latin American Food."

Steve Sando, owner of Rancho Gordo: New World Specialty Food, culinary consultant and author of Heirloom Beans, will discuss "Redefining the New American Kitchen: Bringing Latin American Heirloom Ingredients to the Modern Table".

Leopoldo López Gil, a founding member of the Slow Food Movement in Venezuela; President, the Academia Venezolana de Gastronomía; and with his daughter Adriana López Vermut owns the Pica Pica Maize Kitchen restaurants located in Napa and San Francisco. Señor López will talk about the "new modern Latin cuisine" and the ingredients and culinary traditions that encourage chefs and serious home cooks to experiment and create new fusion dishes.

* Location: Putah Creek Lodge, University of California, Davis
* Time: 12 Noon - 5 PM, Monday, May 9th, 2011
* Cost: $50 will cover lunch and presentations
* Book signing
* Nuevo Latino Cuisine: Exhibit, Shields Library Lobby, Spring Quarter, 2011

* Contact: Myra Appel,

(Deadline to register: Wednesday, May 4, 2011)

Registration form:

Campus map:
Parking ($6.00/day):

Monday, April 04, 2011


CFP: Food Culture

Food Culture

Seeking 3,000-6,000-word academic analyses and informed personal experience narratives exploring how we think and talk about food in contemporary North American popular culture. Special interest in papers that examine:
- eating/not eating in television: on the Food Network, Travel Channel, morning television magazine shows, reality TV weight-loss shows, etc.
- commercials in all media for food and weight-loss programs
- internet food sub-cultures
- personal experience of food practices within a North-American culture of excess, processed food, fast food, and a global food market.

All academic approaches welcome (Communication, Discourse, Rhetoric, etc.) but the editor requests that the text be readable by a well-informed general audience rather than academic experts in the field.

Please send completed piece as MSWord document attached to your email to by June 6, 2011.

Bridget Cowlishaw, Ph.D.
421 W. Shawnee St.
Tahlequah, OK 74464


Food As Medicine: Cuisine, Curatives & Culture

The non-profit Asian Culinary Forum presents an educational event discussing Food as Medicine...

From humble garlic and ginger to shimmering reishi mushrooms and knobby bitter melon, many Asian ingredients carry powerful healing properties. Our panelists will address the popularity and benefits of healing ingredients, the intersection of food choices with physical and spiritual practice, and ways a new generation can incorporate traditional healing foods into their cooking.

Food As Medicine: Cuisine, Curatives & Culture

Tuesday, April 19, 2011 | 6:30 – 9:00 pm

San Francisco Ferry Building, 2nd Floor

Highlighting experts from the worlds of academia, clinical practice,
restaurants and food industry, the evening's discussion will examine
both traditional and modern approaches to food as medicine.
Panelists, along with audience members, will speak to the rising
popularity of healing ingredients and their healthful benefits;
age-old remedies and adapted recipes; and important influences
throughout history, culture and politics.

Our esteemed panelists are:
*Nancy Chen* (moderator), Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
*John Garrone*, Proprietor, Far West Funghi
*Vinita Jacinto*, Chef-Instructor, California Culinary Academy
*Jane Lin*, Proprietor, Mama Tong Soups
*Michelle Warner*, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist

6:30 Registration & Tasting Reception
7:00 Panel Discussion
8:30 Q& A

Tickets are $30, and are available online at Asian Culinary Forum .



Erica J. Peters
Board Member, Asian Culinary Forum
1933 Fordham Way
Mountain View, CA 94040
Phone: (650) 938-4936

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