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New Nordic Cuisine in New York City

Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 2:10pm - 5:00pm
Columbia University Morningside Campus 501 Northwest Corner Building

A one-day symposium on the New Nordic Cuisine movement and its expressions and impact on the New York City food culture will take place on the Columbia University campus on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

The symposium brings together scholars, entrepreneurs, and artisans from the Nordic countries and the local community. It will provide a forum for discussing of a broad range of issues including local ingredients, environmentally conscious food production and the aesthetics of food consumption. Two separate sessions seek to illuminate these issues from an academic and a business point of view. The first includes academic presentations on topics such as the New Nordic food philosophy, the (re)creation of the Nordic terroir and its ingredients, the theatrics of consumption of food, interior design, and the branding of the Nordic globally. The second session is reserved for talks and workshops by local entrepreneurs and artisans inspired by the New Nordic Manifesto.

The symposium is organized by the Department for Germanic Languages and Literatures at Columbia University and is made possible by the generous support of the Coordinating Committee for Nordic Studies Abroad. It is free and open to the public.