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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.

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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.

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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 →
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Grace Hwang Lynch

Content Manager, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
Grace Hwang Lynch is a San Francisco Bay Area based freelance writer with a focus on race, culture and family. She currently serves as the content manager for the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Her work has appeared on NPR, PRI, NBC Asian America and the San Francisco Chronicle... Read More →

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