Asian American Farmers Look Back to Go Forward
Join the Culinasian series of virtual conversations presented by Smithsonian Associates (Photos: Courtesy of Smithsonian Associates)
By Rachel Duffell

By Rachel Duffell

May 04, 2021

Smithsonian Associates will present a series of online talks in May and June exploring Asian cuisine and its role in the lives of people in America

The ‘Love Our People Like You Love Our Food’ campaign came about earlier this year in response to a surge in anti-Asian racism across the United States, and it was a reflection of the power

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Smithsonian Associates, in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, presents CULINASIA, a dynamic, free series of virtual conversations that will explore food legacies and the ways in which Asian diaspora cuisine continues to change and enrich people’s lives. Four panel discussions will be held May 5, May 19, June 9 and June 23 at 6:30 p.m. ET.


Asian foods and cooking have long been an indelible part of America’s food culture, and yet people also harbor complicated

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One of the more striking images to emerge from the rallies and protests that arose after a white man killed six women of Asian descent during attacks on Atlanta-area spas last month was the slogan “Love Us Like You Love Our Food” painted onto picket signs. In a four-part series hosted by the Smithsonian in May and June, some of the country’s foremost experts in Asian-American food will explore the disconnect between how mainstream American culture enjoys cooking from the continent and how it treats the people who produce it.

The free series of Zoom panels, called CULINASIA, the

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