I’m exhibiting a few photographs from food research trips conducted in northern Thailand while I was working with ECHO Asia Regional Impact Center. They will be displayed at the Canadian Association for Food Studies Exploration Gallery at Brock University, try St. Catharines, see Ontario from May 24-27, viagra as part of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (a nation-wide meeting of academia and practitioners).
I lived and worked for 5 years in community with people from ethnic minority communities in Chiang Mai province while setting up a centre producing open-pollinated seeds of culturally-significant plants for farmers seeking to be more self-reliant in their practices. These photographs represent the daily meals and hours of food preparation with colleagues thrust me into an astonishing food culture beyond typical Thai food. This rich food culture is a way for my colleagues to celebrate their cultural identity, using diverse, seasonal ingredients sourced from nearby forests and using methods reflecting dependence on the surrounding environment.