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Thursday, August 11 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Asian: More Than Just A Flavor

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Food is an important expression of culture and identity — so what happens when non-Asian chefs are the ones who get recognized for cooking food that's been around for hundreds of years? How should we approach it when traditional flavors start to become a trend? And are Asian chefs getting their due? Chefs, food writers, and academics discuss how to talk about race, ethnicity, and identity when it comes to food and dining.

Moderators
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Sonia Chopra

Director of Editorial Strategy, Eater/Vox Media
Sonia Chopra is Eater's director of editorial strategy at Vox Media. She also has a newsletter about South Asian culture called Namaslay (tinyletter.com/namaslay) and is working on her first novel.

Speakers
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Yannick Augy

Director of Restaurant Projects US, Hakkasan Group
Yannick Augy earned his education at the Culinary School Jacques Coeur – Bourges – France, specializing in “Culinary Genius and Arts” and completed a Masters in Hospitality Management and Tourism Accounting from the University of Angers and soon would embark on his professional... Read More →
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Serena Dai

News Editor, Eater New York
Serena Dai is a News Editor at Eater New York, covering breaking news and trends about restaurants and the food industry across NYC. Previously, she reported on business, real estate, and restaurants for neighborhood news site DNAinfo in Brooklyn and Chicago. Her work has appeared... Read More →
avatar for Grace Hwang Lynch

Grace Hwang Lynch

Freelance Journalist, HapaMama
As a journalist and essayist, Grace Hwang Lynch explores the evolving relationship between immigrant cultures and mainstream America. A former television news reporter, she founded HapaMama.com in 2008 to give voice to Asian mixed-race family issues. Whether writing about food, parenting... Read More →


Thursday August 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Verona

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