Presenters: Juliet Grames, Priya Krishna, Lillian Li
Moderator: Maureen Abood
Every culture has a food identity, an umbrella term that can describe everything from how different groups of people select and acquire food, to how it is prepared and served, to who ends up eating it. One could argue that those who come to a new country as immigrants have a stronger connection to their food identity, as it serves as a link to their homelands, their ancestors, and their rituals. To be able to share—through novel, memoir or cookbook—in another culture’s customs (foodie or otherwise) is to experience the ways in which our differences can also bring us together.