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"Explorers, Traders & Immigrants: Tracking Cultural Contact through Food"

2003 Summer Teachers' Institute
June 9-11, 2003


Monday, June 9, 2003
Dean’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Gebauer Hall

8:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am - Welcome and Icebreaker Activity
Jordan Phillips, Center for Asian Studies
Natalie Arsenault, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
Christopher Rose, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Terry Giles, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

9:30 – 10:45 am - The Traveling Chili Pepper
Ken Rubin, Texas Culinary Academy

10:45 am – 11:00 am - Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm - Fast Food and Globalization in Japan
John Traphagan, Department of Asian Studies

4th Floor Conference Space, Gebauer Hall
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm - Presentation of Food and Lunch
Hungarian House and European Bistro, Pflugerville, TX

Dean’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Gebauer Hall
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm - Minerals, Metals, Faith, and Slaves: The Trans-Saharan Commodity Trade (click title to download paper)
Christopher Rose, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm - Break

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm - Discussion Session

Texas Union Theatre
7:00 pm - Himalaya
(Himalaya: L’enfance d’un chef - UK/France/Nepal, 1999)


Tuesday, June 10, 2003
Dean’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Gebauer Hall

8:30 am - Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 am - From the Humble to the Sublime: African Influences on Brazilian Cuisine (click title to download paper; download supplemental chart)
Natalie Arsenault, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

10:15 – 10:30 am - Break

10:30 am – 11:45 am - Food and Russian Culture
Sasha Lifshitz, Sasha’s Russian Market and Restaurant, Austin, TX

4th Floor Conference Space, Gebauer Hall
11:45 am – 1:00 pm - Presentation of Food and Lunch
Aster’s Ethiopia Catering, Round Rock, TX

Dean’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Gebauer Hall
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm - Vodka, Borsch, and Tears: A Brief Cultural History of Russia’s Most Popular Drink
Tom Garza, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm - Break

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm - Spice, Manners, and Memory: Cultural Traces of British Trade in Contemporary Chennai
Martha Selby, Department of Asian Studies

3:45 – 4:00 pm - Break

4:00 – 4:30 pm - Discussion Session

Texas Union Theatre
7:00 pm - Peculiarities of the National Hunt
(Osobennosti natsionalnoj okhoty v osennij – Russia, 1995)


Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Dean’s Conference Room, 3rd Floor, Gebauer Hall

8:30 am - Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am - Discussion of film screenings (optional)

9:30 – 10:45 am - My Cooking: A Fascinating Glimpse into West African Kitchens
Dokpe Ogunsanya, Author & Publisher, My Cooking: West African Cookbook

10:45 – 11:00 am - Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm - A South Arabian Feast: Trade and Travel through Time
Linda Boxberger, American Institute of Yemeni Studies

4th Floor Conference Space, Gebauer Hall
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm - Presentation of Food and Lunch
Doña Emilia’s, Austin, TX

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm - Discussion and Group Activities

3:00 – 3:30 pm - Evaluations and Wrap-Up

Texas Union Theatre
7:00 pm - Like Water for Chocolate
(Como agua para chocolate - Mexico, 1992)

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