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Die, Die, Must Try: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore


Tarulevicz, NT, Die, Die, Must Try: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore, Food-O-Philia 2013,, June 2013, Singapore (2013) [Conference Extract]


Dr Nicki Tarulevicz gives a talk on how eating is not just a universal human experience it also helps define our nation. Questions of how and what to eat become unifying experiences amidst diversity and can be understood as a metaphor for multiracialism. Food provides Singaporeans with a memory of home, comfort, and a nostalgic experience, as it does elsewhere; but in a society that has undergone extraordinary change in a relatively short time, food also serves as a connection to an ever-changing past. Dr Tarulevicz is the author of Eating Her Curries and Kway: A Cultural History of Food in Singapore (University of Illinois Press, 2013) and holds an appointment in Asian Studies in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Asian history
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Understanding past societies
Objective Field:Understanding Asia's past
UTAS Author:Tarulevicz, NT (Associate Professor Nicki Tarulevicz)
ID Code:85285
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2013-06-25
Last Modified:2014-02-24

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