Dialogues through Food Panel Discussion

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How can food itself speak to us? Join this live virtual panel discussion, in which three chefs each present a plate of homecooked food they have prepared and use this to help us think more deeply and broadly about the food we eat, share, choose, prefer and celebrate. Journalist, Writer, and Food Activist, Ishay Govender will be joined by noted chefs Mokgadi Itsweng, Khanya Mzongwana and Jane Nshuti to talk about the ways food connects us with each other, with our heritage, our land, beliefs and ideals. They will also ask some of these provocative (and tasty) questions: What is the role and power of food culture in our society? What could it be? And is it okay for food to sometimes just be delicious?

The session will include opportunities for attendees to ask their questions and share their own perspectives and experiences.

Share your food culture: bring your plate of food to the Food Dialogues

How to participate:

Take pictures or a video of a plate of homecooked food you have prepared, and share them via Instagram or Twitter between 6 and 30 September 2021.

Include your thoughts on how it reflects your own food culture and how that is connected to the broader South African food culture.

Be sure to use the hashtag #FooddialogueSA and tag @food_dialogues

(Feel free to do more than one!)

Food Dialogues and the chefs will share and celebrate these contributions, including curating and sharing a collection that reflect the broad diversity of elements that make up our food culture, as well as those with deep or unexpected insights worth amplifying.

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