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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

From bread and dripping to balti chicken

This sounds interesting ......

From Bread and Dripping to Balti Chicken: Cookbooks, Restaurants and the Ethnicisation of Food in Britain
A talk by Professor Panikos Panayi, DeMontfort University

6.30-8.00pm, Thursday 3 December 2009, Safra Theatre, Strand Campus

The UK has an apparently insatiable appetite for food and lifestyle media, with Nigella, Jamie and Gordon still topping the TV ratings and producing bestselling cookbooks. But how much do we really know about the food that we eat? In this special Cultural and Creative Industries event, Dr. Panikos Panayi, one of the leading scholars on food history and culture, will explore the emergence of our current multicultural eating habits via the history of cookbooks, restaurants and marketing in Britain, from the 19th-century to the present day, focussing especially on the changes that occurred in UK cuisine with the arrival of immigrants from Africa, Asia and the Caribbean in the post-World War II period.

Panikos Panayi, Professor of European History at De Montfort University in Leicester, is the author of numerous books and articles including the widely acclaimed Spicing Up Britain: The Multicultural History of British Food, which will appear in paperback in 2010, together with a new volume entitled An Immigration History of Britain: Multicultural Racism Since c1800.

This event will be hosted by Dr. Harvey G. Cohen, and is presented by the Centre for Cultural, Media and Creative Industries Research and the MA programme in Cultural and Creative Industries.

The event takes place 6:30-8.00pm, Thursday 3 December 2009, Safra Theatre, Strand Building. Booking not required.


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