HISD71: Culinary Ethnography

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A Short History of Sushi

This website illustrates how sushi evolved, how they looked, and what factors contributed to its evolution.

Exploring Filipino Restaurants in Toronto

Although Filipinos make up a large portion of the immigrant population of Toronto, their cuisine has flown under the radar in comparison to other ethnic cuisines. Nonetheless, Filipino restaurants can be found all around Toronto, most of which serve home style Filipino food. Instead of comparing several of these, I decided to look at three restaurants of different types:Remely's - an "authentic" restaurant serving home style Filipino food; Max's - another "authentic" restaurant that is also part of a chain originating from the Philippines; and Lamesa - a "modern" Filipino restaurant. I will analyze and compare the three, in addition to exploring the communities in which they are found, to see how they may help us answer the questions posed earlier.

Mapping Migration Movements

MMM is a multi-media series discussing migratory and diasporic experiencies through the lens of food. Through this, we are looking into promoting connection within and around communities , by looking at shared pathways through mapping, while also compiling alternative histories of the area by creating timelines.  Thus, a main question that comes to mind is "How do migrant families experience Scarborough (& the GTA)?".

Mapping Halal

This website serves as a display for a research project conducted by students at the University of Toronto Scarborough as part the History of Culinary Ethnography course. The aim of the project is to analyse halal food locations in East Toronto with regards to Muslim institutions such as mosques.