The future of food education

No one doubts the value of education, but when it comes to food, what is it and how best to teach it? As a nutritionist, I have long practised ‘preaching’…

Eating with the moon

A focus on ‘diets’ seems rather commonplace with the press at the turn of the year. New year, new resolutions, and too often this refers to losing weight. Just before…

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…