Feeding cities

What is good food to you? Earlier this year, the author Carolyn Steel published a new book Sitopia as a sequel to Hungry City. The books ask the reader to…

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…

End-of-life rituals

Recently, an elderly relative on my husband’s side passed away. Being the only member of the family in Hong Kong, we assisted with some of the funeral arrangements held last…

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…