Themed Dinner 6: Multinational Dinner

This restaurant is an essential component of Urban Foodshed that looks at the future of the city of Seoul through the lens of food—which results from the interaction of water, land, air, and energy—as well as problems
surrounding its production, distribution, consumption and recycling. Four of the top chefs from Eden restaurant in Chennai will reside in Seoul during the Biennale, offering vegetarian dishes from southern India at the restaurant. Every Saturday, farmers, botanists, entomologists, soil biologists, environmentalists, administrators, etc. will eat together with visitors and discuss food related issues, such as urban farming, biodiversity, seed sovereignty, farming and climate change, genetically modified food, shrinking bee populations, and sustainable

agriculture. A variety of dishes from Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine to dishes made with Korean weeds, wild beans, and native ingredients will be prepared for these themed dinners by different chefs depending on the cuisine. The number of attendees will be limited for all meals, so reservations must be made through the Biennale website.

Themed Dinner 6: Multinational Dinner

Theme: Multinational Food and Water Industry
Menu: dishes made with imported foods available in Seoul
Talk: Amita Baviskar (sociologist, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi), “Consumer Citizenship: The Social Life of Industrial Foods in India, Focusing on Maggi Noodle”
Host: Rathi Jafer (director, InKo Centre) and Hojun Song (artist)
Interpretation: Kyunghee Lee

Amita Baviskar