About this Event
Title: Invitation to a Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food
Speaker(s): Fuchsia Dunlop
Moderator: Karen Koh
Date: 10 March (Sunday)
Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Venue: Fringe Jockey Club
Category: Chinese History
Fuchsia Dunlop is an award-winning food writer and cook specialising in Chinese cuisine. She trained as a chef at the Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine in the 1990s and has been researching Chinese culinary culture ever since. Fuchsia is the author of seven books including, most recently, Invitation to a Banquet: The Story of Chinese Food. Several of her books have been published in Chinese translation. She is a regular contributor to FT Weekend and other publications and to radio and TV shows including Ugly Delicious and Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. Fuchsia grew up in Oxford and was educated at Cambridge University, Sichuan University, and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.
In case you missed the first talk or loved it so much you want to hear it again with a different moderator, here's one more talk with Fuchsia Dunlop on her Invitation to a Banquet . The epic tale of the world’s most sophisticated gastronomic culture, told through a banquet of thirty Chinese dishes. Because why not? Chinese food was the earliest truly global cuisine afterall. When the first Chinese labourers began to sojourn and settle abroad, restaurants appeared in their wake. Yet Chinese food has the curious distinction of being both one of the world’s best-loved culinary traditions and one of the least understood. Thanks to Karen Koh for moderating the close of the 2024 HK Litfest.
*Please note that photos and videos of participants may be taken during the activities, which may be used by the organiser and the major sponsor for educational and promotional purposes in any way deemed appropriate, including dissemination through printed and online channels. Participation in the programme will constitute the participants’ consent to the above arrangement.
The Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) inspires the joy of reading by bringing the world’s writers and stories to Hong Kong’s diverse communities. A dynamic year-round programme and an annual festival offer dialogue, entertainment, and perspective, while the Young Readers Festival (YRF) motivates students to engage with all aspects of the written word, improving communication skills while nurturing the art of writing and storytelling.
The annual festival features established and emerging writers from around the world, alongside local literary talents, in a programme that includes panel discussions, book talks, readings, workshops, walks, school programmes, performances, and more.
To find more, please visit our official website: https://www.festival.org.hk/
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Fringe Club Jockey Club Studio Theatre, 2 Lower Albert Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong