Food media helps shape our understand of what we eat and where. But recent controversies Bon Appetit’s pho video show that the media still struggles when culture, identity and food intersect. On April 24, join us at the Pico House for a conversation between chefs and journalists about “ethnic” food, appropriation, authenticity and how media portrayals shape our understanding of the food world, sponsored by Panda Express, AAJA Los Angeles and the Chinese American Museum.
How do” cheap eats” lists reinforce the idea that food made by immigrants is less valuable? Why are some cuisines ethnic but others aren’t? What makes us call a restaurant authentic? How can the food media tell better stories?
We’ll have lots of food and time to ask questions at the end.
DATE: April 24, 7 p .m.
TICKETS: $15, $5 FOR AAJA members
LOCATION: PICO HOUSE
424 N. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tien Nguyen, food writer
Diep Tran of Good Girl Dinette
Ria Dolly Barbosa of Go Get Em Tiger
Roy Choi of Locol
Johnny Lee, Side Chick
Amy Scattergood, Los Angeles Times
Cathy Chaplin, Gastronomyblog.com
Katherine Spiers, L.A. Weekly
Locol: chicken slaw, beef chili, & veggie chili
Side Chick: Hainan chicken
Good Girl Dinette: vegetarian curry handpies
Go Get Em Tiger: cookies & pie
Beer and wine available for purchase