Food symposium, examines the relationship between food and architecture, futuristic foods, and features celebrity sushi chef Bun Lai (4/7-4/8)
The event kicks off on Friday at 5:30pm with a keynote address from sociologist and food studies authority, Priscilla Parkhurst Ferguson of Columbia University.
Saturday is a full day of lectures organized as four panels. Topics included are as diverse as why the French eschew doggie bags to an examination of the look of American restaurants to a presentation on understanding protein sequencing through sound.
A highlight of the symposium will be the lunch panel on futuristic foods. Among those featured are: celebrity chef Bun Lai of Miya’s restaurant in Connecticut, who makes sustainable sushi made from invasive species; scientist and inventor Camille Delebecque from Afineur who makes vegan civet cat coffee without the animal; and Kevin Bachhuber, the founder of Big Cricket, American’s first cricket farm to cater to human eaters. Lunch will be organized around samples from the three speakers.
Participants can register for select events or the entire symposium. To register, contact [email protected].