Mid-autumn festival 2020

Is the Mid-Autumn Festival now all about Mooncakes? A sequel blog to this important Chinese festival which takes place on the 15th of the 8th month in the lunar calendar.

Wet Market Wednesdays

This recent online chat with Dr Alia Ahmed who is a psycho-dermatologist reminded me about the importance of understanding the underlying factors that drive what and how we eat. Over…

Hong Kong Chinese food

In 2017, I wrote my MA thesis in the Anthropology of Food on what makes a ‘Made in Hong Kong’ food brand. I started thinking about food, city and postcolonialism…

Nutritionism

At 19, I wanted to become a dietitian. The reason was two-fold, firstly it was a continuation of the health and medical field that I aspired to work in, secondly,…

The Urban Canteen

I have the utmost respect for chefs. It’s a difficult and stressful job which requires hard physical and mental work in the kitchen, often at odd unsocial hours. They are…