Food media helps shape our understanding of what we eat and where. But recent controversies, like Bon Appetit‘s pho video, show that the media still struggles when culture, identity, and food intersect.
On April 24, join me at the Pico House for a conversation between chefs and journalists (full list below) about “ethnic” food, appropriation, authenticity, and how media portrayals shape our understanding of the food world.
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?
Purchase tickets here—$5 for AAJA members and $15 for everyone else.
Amy Scattergood, Food Editor, Los Angeles Times
Cathy Chaplin, gastronomyblog.com
Katherine Spiers, Food Editor, LA Weekly
Tien Nguyen, food writer
Locol chicken slaw, beef chili, & veggie chili
Side Chick’s Hainan chicken
Good Girl Dinette: vegetarian curry handpies
Go Get Em Tiger: cookies & pie
Beer and wine available for purchase.