Past Events

Rice fields in China

Nation, Regions, Culture, Cuisine: What is Chinese Food? THIS EVENT RUNS FROM 2:00PM - 4:00PM

Michelle King, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

November 10, 2017 - 14:00

East Asian Studies Lounge, Robarts Library, University of Toronto St. george Campus, 130 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5


Recipes For Historians: Cooking With Culinaria: Recipes from China, Taiwan, India, Iraq, & North America

Michelle King, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

November 9, 2017 - 17:00

Culinaria Kitchen Lab, SW313 UTSC


Chinese food market

Chinese Food Everywhere: a Two Day Symposium. "Markets and Making Chinese Space”

Morris Lum

October 27, 2017 - 14:30

Culinaria Research Lab, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough: Room SW313


"Chopstick: American & Chinese Restaurant" menu

Chinese Food Everywhere: a Two Day Symposium. Lunch with Chef Nick Liu

Nick Liu

October 27, 2017 - 12:30

Culinaria Research Lab, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough: Room SW313


"Yellowknife Restaurant" menu

Chinese Food Everywhere: a Two Day Symposium. Hands on Workshop with the Harley J. Spiller menu collection

October 27, 2017 - 10:30

UTSC Library, 1265 Military Trail, Scarborough: Maker Space


old-fashioned Chinese restaurant interior

Chinese Food Everywhere: a Two Day Symposium. Gallery Talk: Far and Near: The Distance(s) Between Us

October 26, 2017 - 14:00

Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto: Barnicke Gallery


assortment of dim sum

Chinese Food Everywhere: a Two Day Symposium

October 26, 2017 - 10:30

University College, 15 King's College Circle, Toronto: Room 255


mug of Himalayan chai tea

Cha/i and Tea: Himalayan Histories of Nature, Commodity, & Intimacies

Jayeeta Sharma, University of Toronto

October 14, 2017 - 14:00

Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Toronto. Jackman Humanities Building (JHB) Room 318


Farmers market in Colorado

More-than-Active Food Citizens: A Longitudinal and Comparative Study of Alternative and Conventional Eaters

Dr. Michael Carolan, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University

October 13, 2017 - 12:00

Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St George Street, Toronto: Room 1081


Wheat field in Denver, Colorado

Book launch of Dr. Michael Carolan's "No One Eats Alone: Food as a Social Enterprise"

Dr. Michael Carolan, Department of Sociology, Colorado State University

October 12, 2017 - 19:00

41 Willcocks Street, Toronto: UofT Faculty Club Dining Room


Image of "Food and Fantasy in Early Modern Japan" book front cover by Eric C. Rath

Eating Contests in Early Modern Japanese Entertainment Media

Eric Rath, University of Kansas, Toyota Visiting Professor, University of Michigan

September 22, 2017 - 15:00

Jackman Humanities Building, JHB318 St. George Campus


traditional mochi, a Japanese rice cake

The Magic of Japanese Rice Cakes

Eric Rath, University of Kansas, Toyota Visiting Professor, University of Michigan

September 21, 2017 - 14:00

Culinaria Kitchen Lab, SW313 UTSC


Edible Genealogies Workshop

Dan Bender, U of T, Joel Dickau, U of T, Hi’ilei Hobart, NYU, Jaclyn Rohel, NYU

December 2, 2016 - 10:00

School of Information, 140 St. George Street, Claude Bissell Building Room 538


April Merleaux, Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

April Merleaux, Florida International University

November 17, 2016 - 15:00

EV151 Catalyst Centre UTSC


An Agricultural History of the Drug Wars

April Merleaux, Florida International University

November 17, 2016 - 12:00

SW313 UTSC


Imagining Terroir in Niagara and Chateauneuf du Pape

Sarah Cappeliez, University of Toronto

November 10, 2016 - 15:00

School of Information, 140 St. George Street, Claude Bissell Building Room 538


Meat: An Interdisciplinary Workshop

Josée Johnston, Shyon Baumann, Michaël Bruckert, Joel Dickau

October 24, 2016 - 12:00

Department of Sociology, 725 Spadina, Room 240


A Culinary Journey Through China

Leo Chan

October 20, 2016 - 18:00

SW313 UTSC


Sharon Zukin, "Food and the City"

Sharon Zukin, CUNY

October 7, 2016 - 15:00

Department of Sociology, 725 Spadina, Room 240


Bertie Mandelblatt, "Food and Contact Relations in the Early Colonial French Atlantic"

Bertie Mandelblatt, University of Toronto

September 30, 2016 - 14:00

Wilson Hall 2053 St. George Campus


Adrian DeLeon, "Taste Against Technocracy: Manila Street Foods and the Intellectual Activism of Doreen G. Fernandez, 1965-1988"

Adrian DeLeon, University of Toronto Department of History

September 15, 2016 - 15:00

HW525C UTSC


Jennifer Jordan, "Edible Memory: How Tomatoes Became Heirlooms and Aples Became Antiques"

Jennifer Jordan, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

April 7, 2016 - 14:00

Sociology Department, 725 Spadina Ave., Room 240


Connaught Seminar: Cooking Lessons: Connecting with the Public Through Food History, Cooking, and Conversations

Paula Johnson, Smithsonian National Museum of American History

March 31, 2016 - 16:00

140 St. George St., Bissell Building, Room &28, St. George Campus


Connaught Seminar: Migrant Marketplaces

Elizabeth Zanoni; Simone Cinotto, Michael Innis-Jimenez, Glen Goodman

March 17, 2016 - 10:00

Sidney Smith Hall, Room 2098, UTSG


Film Screening: The Search for General Tso

Film Screening: The Search for General Tso

March 15, 2016 - 14:30

UTSC Library


Connaught Seminar: Small Enterprises and City Foods Workshop

Jennifer Berg, Clinical Associate Professor & Director, Graduate Food Studies Program, New York University Discussants include: Associate Professor Jo Sharma, Culinaria, & Jackly Rohel, NYU; Juneeja Varghese & Wynette Tavares, Malvern

February 26, 2016 - 12:30

UTSC, HW 525c


Connaught Seminar: Food Justice: Community Gardens and Markets with FoodShare

Utcha Sawyer, Food Justice and Community Food Animation Manager at FoodShare Toronto

February 22, 2016 - 11:30

Lunch: HW 525, UTSC Talk: HW215, UTSC


Connaught Seminar: Mapping Scarborough Foodways Workshop

Camille Bégin (Heritage Toronto) and Andre Sorenson, Geography, Univeristy of Toronto Scarborough

February 11, 2016 - 10:00

UTSC, HW 525c


Workshop: Mechanics and Poetics of Cookbooks

Please Bring a Recipe from Your Own Kitchen to Discuss!

January 29, 2016 - 13:00

ISchool Bissell Room 728


Amy Bentley: Baby Food and the American Industrial Diet

Amy Bentley, co-sponsored by New Frontiers Seminar Series

January 21, 2016 - 02:00

UTSC IC 318


Connaught Workshop: "Culinary Infrastructure"

Jeffrey Pilcher, Irina Mihalache, Sarah Tracy, Sebastián Gil-Riaño, Kyri Clafin

January 14, 2016 - 07:00

HW 525C, UTSC, http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/home/visiting-utsc


From Naartjies to Nando's: Migration and the Making of Johannesburg Foodways

Sarah Duff, University of Witwatersrand

November 23, 2015 - 12:00

HW 525C @ UTSC Campus


Are We Really What We Eat: Conversations and Reflections through Food Studies

November 19, 2015 - 11:00

Culinaria Kitchen RC 264 @UTSC Campus


Between Terroir and the Global Market: Traditional Products and Place-Based Labels

Fabio Parasecoli, The New School

November 12, 2015 - 12:00

Room HW525C @ UTSC


Culinaria Research Centre's first POP-UP

October 21, 2015 - 09:00

Culinaria Kitchen Lab