Matariki kōrero: Food for Thought – Kai, culture and food fundamentals

03/07
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Hosted by Freerange Press and the Teece Museum

Explore some of the issues involved in the growing, making and eating of our food. Contributors from Freerange Press’s Kai and Culture: Food Stories from Aotearoa in discussion with University of Canterbury lecturer and researcher Erin Harrington. The museum will be open from 5.00pm.

Food tells a story. A story about where it came from, who produced it, and its journey from source to plate. We all share in the experience of food: it connects a diversity of people, places, and ideas. But what is our Aotearoa New Zealand food story? Who eats what and why? How does food shape culture and culture shape food?

Matariki is time when tangata whenua traditionally celebrated the harvest season, so it is an apt time to discuss feasts, food fundamentals, and identity.

Join contributors from Freerange Press’s Kai and culture: Food stories from Aotearoa in discussion with University of Canterbury lecturer and researcher Erin Harrington, as they explore some of the current issues involved in the growing, making and eating of our food.

Before the panel discussion (5.45pm to 6.45pm), visit the Teece Museum’s Fantastic Feasts as doors to the free exhibition open at 5.00pm. The exhibition explores food in the ancient world, examining what the ancient Greeks and Romans actually ate, the connections they believed existed between food and the gods, and the feasting traditions they developed both to bring their communities together and to set them apart

Details:

  • Wednesday 3 July
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Recital Room and Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities, Chemistry building
    The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 3 Hereford Street
    Central City
    Christchurch

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