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Friday Oct 10 - Sunday Oct 12

Asian Food Beyond Borders

The Asian Culinary Forum is proud to launch the premier symposium on Asian food and culture at the Ferry Building October 10 - 12, 2008.  This three-day celebration will gather a diverse group of professionals to explore how Asian communities have created dynamic cuisines around the world. Speakers and attendees at Asisan Food Beyond Borders include distinguished artists and academicians, chefs and farmers, producers and distributors, writers and entrepreneurs. This diverse group gathers in San Francisco, a culinary capital with its own rich legacy of immigration and gastronomy. Confirmed Speakers include:

*Madhur Jaffrey (keynote), cookbook author
*James Oseland, executive editor, Saveur magazine
*Martin Manalansan, anthropologist, University of Illinois
*Melissa Hung, founding editor, Hyphen magazine
*Paul Kwan, documentary filmmaker, Anatomy of a Spring Roll
*Edwin Soon, oenologist and author, Asian Food with Wine

The San Francisco Bay Area, long recognized as one of the premier culinary capitals of the world, continues to lead the way in food culture and politics. With its historic neighborhoods and diverse communities, its culinary artisans and specialty agriculture, and its renowned restaurants and respected universities, San Francisco is the ideal setting for an annual conference on Pan-Asian cuisine and culture. For more information visit


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