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Event Description

American chef, restaurateur, and author Alice Waters once remarked, "since Homer, the foods we eat have reflected our culture's most closely held values and understanding of our place in the world…taste is an essential part of civilization, and that is something worth protecting from the homogenizing force of the modern global food supply."

Throughout history, food has served as more than just a source of sustenance. It has, and still plays, a vital role in cultural, economic, and political arenas. Food writer Georgia Freedman will discuss the cuisine of Yunnan and what it reveals about the history of the region. Yale historian Paul Freedman and Georgia Freedman will then engage in a captivating dialogue on the importance of food throughout history and in society today.

Event Language

The language of the event will be English.

Registration and Payment

Free for students and teachers; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.

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6:30 PM

7 PM


7 PM

8:30 PM

Remarks and Q&A


  • Paul Freedman (Chester D. Tripp Professor of History at Yale University)

    Paul Freedman

    Chester D. Tripp Professor of History at Yale University

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  • Georgia Freedman (Food and Travel Writer; Former Managing Editor at Saveur)

    Georgia Freedman

    Food and Travel Writer; Former Managing Editor at Saveur

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Student Ticket
Teacher Ticket
Yale Alumni
RMB 60
Regular Ticket
RMB 80

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