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The 23rd Symposium of Australian Gastronomy
2020 - A Covidium.
Thanks for your patience while we worked out how this will roll, what a time to be alive eh!
This 23rd Symposium was to be special just for finally going north of Newcastle! Now, thanks to Covid realities, we take proceedings online for the first time.
Regardless of the format we are confident you will find the presentations as engaging as always.
The Covidium format we created is more than a repository, but it is not a fully online conference either. We wanted to honour those who were preparing work and give them the chance to present it for comment and discussion in the same time frame as the planned Symposium - rather than postpone for what may have been a year, or more.
We invite you to join in and be inspired by your fellow Symposiasts' sharing of their work and passions, and encourage your considered engagement with their presentations.
We acknowledge the elephant in the online room, that is the the loss of the highly valued conviviality of the Symposium gatherings. It is in itself a topic so very worthy of the Symposium - so let's talk about that over scones on Sunday morning. Pumpkin Scones. That's one tradition we can honour. Pineapple Jam ?
The detailed program, including abstracts is below. Scroll on down.
Multi-part Sessions will be published one a day from 9th July
Some to read, some to view.
Once you have registered you will receive an email every day starting 9th July with a link to that days' session, and instructions about how to chat, question and comment on the papers.
Abstracts for all papers are available with this program release - so you can hone in on the ones you are keen on and study at leisure before the official weekend kicks off.
We kick off official proceedings with Cocktails and Keynotes from 5.30pm Friday 17th July. On Saturday performance sessions will entertain you at morning tea, lunch and cocktail hour, interspersed by chats with individual presenters in Zoom.
Zoom in for a keynote and the traditional Scones and Chat session live on Sunday 19th, from 10.30am.
And, there's more to come!
All you have to do now is register at the ticketing link above.
Self Assess your Ticket Price, that's the world we are in. HINT - if you have joined the mailing list you will have a coupon code to allow full fee discount if you need it. Proceeds of ticket sales will go toward the upgrading of online platforms for this Covidium, and the future.
Your Covidium Crew
Adele, Amy, Amalia, Jocelyn, Roger, Zeta & Therese
Here is your overview of the SAG23 Covidium Program.
You can read the details of speakers and abstracts by clicking on the Go To Session buttons.
Session presentations will be released on the dates shown (9th - 16th July).
View & Comment in The COVIDIUM SPACE
Read up and be ready for Symposium Weekend mode from 5.30pm Friday 17th till
after-the-scones on Sunday 20th.
You need to be ticketed to receive links to the sessions as they are published. Tickets here.
Thursday 9 July 2020
What is the role of food writing and writing about food in creating taste and reflecting or changing culture?
Lauren Samuelsson: "Food, Fantasy and Glamour: The aesthetics of everyday food in the Australian Women’s Weekly, 1930s-1980s"
Alison Vincent : "Food Media and the shaping of taste:authenticity, exoticism , and categories of recommendation"
Pau Van Reyk: "Queer Eye for the Moloney Guy"
Sense & Sensibilities
Friday 10 July 2020
How do we make aesthetic judgements about food that disgusts? Can there be pleasure and enjoyment in knowing our food sources intimately ?
Jacqui Newling “Sense and Sensibilities, Pride and Prejudices of a Culinary Persuasion”
Jacqulyn Evans “’Aww yuck but thanks’: Embracing the aesthetics of the kombucha symbiotic community of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY)”
Jen Richards “The Aesthetics of Insects: Staring down my disgust”
Saturday 11 July 2020
How do we understand the aesthetics of dining ? What is the place of theatre and illusion in the experience of dining?
Leonard Janiszewski and Effy Alexakis “Café-ware seduction”
Neil Gow “The Rise of Immersive Dining”
Food as Commodity
Sunday 12 July 2020
Can the power of aesthetics sell a new food future?
Hilary Heslop “Can the History of Turning Staples into Icons be the Saviour of our Food Future?”
Tad Brown “Planters Peanuts and the Taste for Secrecy”
Jocelyn Bosse “The aesthetics of a name: the emergence of the ‘Kakadu plum'”
Challenging Ethics: Paddock to Plate
What are the tensions and ethics of fresh food supply chains?
Leo Pang “Organic Food, Aesthetics and Distinction: Farmers’ Markets Displays in Shanghai”
Diana Noyce “The Fresh Food Revolution: Challenging the ethics of Paddock to Plate”
Monday 13 July 2020
Communicating Cultures through the Senses
Tuesday 14 July 2020
Can cultural traditions and transformations be read and experienced through food?
Tracy Berno “’Let’s do Thai’: Exploring Thai culture through multi-sensory food”
Melanie Narciso “Eat Softly Now: An anthropological chewing of pampango rice preference transitions”
Paradigm Shifts & Sensory Pleasures
Is it time for a paradigm shift to the sensory and aesthetic experiences of food and wine ?
Jacqueline Dutton “A Rosé by any other name… The New Aesthetics of Rosé Wines”
Catherine Lockely “Neurogastronomy, Nutrition and Nigella: Hedonic narrative as the central pillar of nutrition science and communication”
Wednesday 15 July 2020
Thursday 16 July 2020
Do food cultures define a place or the other way around?
Alex Tran “ ’As Mom’s Cooking’: The taste of home and the formation of Vietnamese Identity”
Amy Colli “Uncovering the challenges of local produce and food tourism experiences in pursuit of developing a culinary destination”
Jennifer Alden "Edible Bendigo- Reclaiming Foodscapes and their roles the Future of Gastronomy"
Session 9 Covid Casualties
Friday 17th July
Covid Casualties: The friends are here, it's the papers that got away. We are sharing the abstracts for your interest, chat and questions welcome.
Tania Cammarano and Lilly Cleary
Keynotes and (BYO) Cocktails
Friday Evening 17 July
WELCOME TO COUNTRY
Roger Haden –
Aesthetics of a Pandemic
Amy Colli with Kylie Newberry
Amie Sexton and Colette Geier – Video Link
Saturday 18 July 2020
Creativity or Logic?
Saturday 18 July 2020
Amy Colli with Yen Trinh & Ben Devlin
Saturday 18 July 2020
Max Dingle – Video Link
The Elephant in the Dining Room
Saturday 18 July 2020
How Do We Gather ?
Gains and Losses of the Pandemic.
Sunday Morning Keynote
Amy with Duncan Welgemoed
Take your Seats
10.30am Sunday 19 July 2020
ZOOM Jam with Scones & Chat
Sunday 19 July 2020
10 for 10.30am
SHOW us your Scones; TELL us your Thoughts on the presentations;
Compete for THE BEST (pumpkin) SCONE recipe Evah.
Friends & Sponsors
SAG 23 greatly appreciates the support and time of many folks in bringing the Covidium to you.
If you’re interested in becoming an event sponsor, don’t hesitate to getting in touch today!
Adele Wessel; Amy Colli; Amalia Berastegui; Jocelyn Bosse; Roger Haden; Zeta Grealy; Therese Piper