Food has the power to bridge cultural gaps and bring diverse people together. Cooking traditions are strongly embedded in the identity of a country. While taste can divide people, it also has the power to integrate. How can our food traditions be used to celebrate the past and move toward the future? Can cuisine play a role in diplomacy amongst nations in conflict? Panelists will consider these questions and more while highlighting the delicious cuisine of countries in conflict, including Iran, Iraq and Cuba. The session includes a tasty sampling from Ana Sofia Pelaez’s forthcoming book.
Joan Nathan, Author, Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous
Ana Sofia Pelaez, Blogger, Hungry Sofia
Sara Jenkins, Writer & Owner, Porsena
Naama Shefi, Writer $ Curator, The Kubbeh Project
Moderated by Yael Raviv, Professor, NYU Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health