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Mary Bergin

Travel/Food Writer, Midwest Features Syndicate in Madison, WI

What Food Teaches About Appetite

PRESENTED ON APR 11, 2013
IN MADISON, WI @ VOL 5

"Appetites, like landscapes, change with the passage of time. When we make decisions about food, we reveal our values, quirks, obsessions, ethnic pride and more."

In What Food Teaches Appetite, from PechaKucha Night MadisonVol. 5Mary Bergin showcases much of the small-town fare in her native rural Wisconsin, and shares the stories of how many of the dishes came to be. Sharing her pride for Wisconsin's German roots, she connects the historical dishes to the people who keep the traditional recipes safe and preserve the neighborhood markets and cherished eateries that make her community special.

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Food Myths: Right or Wrong

BY JUDITH COULSON
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 03, 2012

In her presentation, nutritionist Judith Coulson questions the audience about the biggest food myths, and offers the proper answer. (in English)

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Analog Food

BY LULÚ DE PANBEHCHI
@ VOL 3 ON NOV 10, 2012

"If we are what we eat, and art reflects what we are, is the art that I make what I eat?" Lulú De Panbehchi asks this question as she is inspired with photography. To find her answer, she mixes some of her favorite foods (like chocolate and cookies) and favorite drinks (like wine) with the film in her camera and has fun with the results. 

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Club Sandwich Food Creative

BY MULYA SARI AND POPY FITRIA
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 24, 2014

Mulya Sari and Popy Fitria founded Club Sandwich to cater all the artistic works behind what makes food a whole new art. To raise the food's selling value, a meal must now speak for its own, be alluring and attractive, seducing, as to arouse the appetite’s curiosity. Food stylist professional is still considered rare and there are no formal education at the moment for this particular subject. Which is why passion, creativity, hard work, and meticulousity are important if this is something you would like to pursue. (in Indonesian)

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Tabularasa - Food in Film

BY SHEILA TIMOTHY
@ VOL 18 ON JUN 24, 2014

Sheila Timothy is known as the producer of an award-winning film 'Pintu Terlarang (Forbidden Door)' in 2009. At the moment, Sheila and her film company Lifelike Pictures, is busy working on their third work, Tabula Rasa, which will be released in September 2014. The film itself is a 'food film' genre, it tells the story about the anthropology of food and how food can connect people from different backgrounds. In her Pecha Kucha's presentation, Sheila also share a brief history of food film genre from various countries. (in Indonesian)

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Dar Bistro&Books

BY DIMA ABULHUSN
@ VOL 21 ON DEC 10, 2014

Dima Abulhusn talks about the history and mission of Dar. Dar is a community and organization that promotes good food, books, and culture. 

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Wasting Food, Researching Food

BY JORDAN LAZELL
@ FOOD EVENT AT FARGO VILLAGE ON OCT 29, 2015

Jordan Lazell presents about his research at Coventry University into food waste and what we can do about it.

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The Burlington Edible History Tour

BY ELISE GUYETTE
@ VOL 17 ON SEP 24, 2015

Gail Rosenberg and Elise Guyette present on the Burlington Edible History Tour, which connects the history of Burlington's early ethnic groups to their food traditions. The 2-mile walking tour visits key historic sites in Burlington and samples food at 5 restaurants.

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The Great Loves of My Life: food and travel

BY HANNAH MCDONALD-MONIZ
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Hannah McDonald-Moniz is a traveler, storyteller, list-maker, and food enthusiast. Hannah speaks about the two great loves of her life: food and travel. While eating her way around the world, she has realised that food is truly the way to a country’s heart, and that through the particularities and traditions surrounding cuisine, we can learn about the history, culture, and spirit of a place.

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At the Intersection of Cuisine and Culture

BY HIEN NGO
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 09, 2016

Hien Ngo shares on his restaurant venture. You have probably never wondered how a restaurant set up by an amateur restauranteur, once a trained biochemist then a salesman (who was born and raised in Saigon, grew up in Sacramento, CA and left America from Boston, MA) would turn out. Here is what Hien Ngo said: "I'm a wanderer who has a passion for food especially Vietnamese food, so why not making something fun out of food while I'm here in Vietnam, why not adding another interpretation about Vietnamese food to the table." So let's find out what has he done.