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Appetites and Aspirations in 19th Century Vietnam

Lecture | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), 6F Conference Room

Erica Peters, Director, Culinary Historians of Northern California

Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Erica Peters will discuss her recent book, which explores how French colonial rule affected Vietnamese culture and cuisine, including how it came to influence the taste of such iconic products as Vietnamese fish sauce and rice, as well as how the Vietnamese resisted French control at the table and in the marketplace. The author (Ph.D., Chicago) is director of the Culinary Historians of Northern California.