Discussion: “Gastronomic Literature of Vietnam”

Discussion: “Gastronomic Literature of Vietnam”

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IF Hanoi

Exhibition: 01 – 30 Nov 2019, 9 am – 8 pm
Discussion: Fri 22 Nov 2019, 3 pm – 5 pm
24 Trang Tien, Hanoi

From L’Espace:

You are invited to the discussion on the Gastronomic Literature of Vietnam.

The discussion revolves around several literary works: “Mùi của ký ức” (Scent of the Past) – Nguyễn Quang Thiều and “Nửa vòng Trái đất uống một ly trà” (Halfway around the world for a cup of tea), “Tôi đã ăn cả cánh đồng hoa” (I ate a whole field of flowers) – Di Li.

With the participation of
– Nguyễn Quang Thiều, author
– Di Li, author

Gastronomic literature is an interesting topic that has attracted readers through decades both in the country and around the world. Yet there are not many authors who write about this genre. The discussion will review the essays on gastronomy, those of Thạch Lam, Vũ Bằng and Bằng Sơn, and focus on the inheritance and new creative features in the works of contemporary authors Nguyễn Quang Thiều and Di Li.

The gastronomic essay of Nguyễn Quang Thiều focus on vivid memories of Chùa village’s dishes as a representative of the northern countryside’s culture.

Di Li’s two humorous works include 106 gastronomic stories in the country and around the world, resembling a diverse picture of the lands and the cultures of the peoples.

Language: Vietnamese

Free entry

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Translated by Hanoi Grapevine

IF Hanoi
Institut Français de Hanoi – L’Espace
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