Past Event

What is French Food? A Conversation on the Future of French Food in Paris

July 12, 2016
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006

Paris has always been associated with the relationship between food and culture. But just as a city's art, culture, and demographics evolve, so does its food culture. Americans hold a certain uninformed nostalgia for early 20-century Paris, a conception of the city which has now been reduced to clichés that no longer give accurate representation to the city's true identity. Why do we reject the posisbility of change for Paris? What really exists here today, and what does its food culture hold?

Tonight, Isabelle Eyman of Smith College moderates a discussion panel on this topic as part of her thesis presentation. Participants include:

Channa Galhenage, owner of Loustic Café
Amanda Scott, owner of Boneshaker Donuts
Edouard Thorens, blogger of Paris Food Instagram account The Foodstache
John Talbott, author of John Talbott's Paris and contributor to Paris by Mouth
Kristen Beddard, creator of The Kale Project and author of Bonjour Kale