International Conference on Traditional Asian Cuisine-United We Eat

Venue: Kala Academy,Goa

Location: Panaji, Goa, India

Event Date/Time: Sep 12, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 15, 2007
Registration Date: Sep 10, 2007
Early Registration Date: Aug 15, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 31, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Sep 05, 2007
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Second International Indology Conference,
Goa September -12-15, 2007
Traditional Asian Cuisine Conference

“United We Eat”

While the West is looking at Eastern diet and renouncing packed food, their promotion of junk food in Asia is going unabated. In a world of fast food, junk food, processed food and other similar "temptations," traditional diets may be the only viable alternative even though many specialists believe that Traditional Asian Diet is an endangered species. The aim of this Conference is to examine the evolution, benefits and state of research on this diet, as well as the potential and problems associated with its survival. The focus of this year's conference will be on Healthy Traditional Cuisines and their relevance in modern fast pace of life.
The aim is also to set this as a platform for a cross-cultural communication between participants of Asian countries and all those who value Asian ways of life.

• Evolution of the Traditional Asian Diet

• Traditional Asian Diet and current research

• The Traditional Asian Diet and the prevention of the chronic degenerative diseases

• Traditional Asian Diet and longevity * Age and diet * sports and diet * Today’s workplace and diet

• Experience from other diets

• Spices, oil and health

• Traditional food products in Asian Diet

• Traditional Asian Diet in school education

• The promotion of the Traditional Asian Diet among population

• Traditional Asian Diet in contemporary life

• Traditional Asian Diet and lifestyle

• Traditional Asian Diet as a destination marketing tool for the countries of the Mediterranean basin

• Cooking methodology

• Rationale of food-related beliefs

• Food and culture (Change in food with respect to changing demography in terms of religion, politics, population, demography, etc)

• Rituals related to eating

• Gender and food

• Different Milks, Milk products and their role in Asian cuisine and medicine

• Vastu and cooking, Type of settlement, vegetation & animal husbandry with respect to village/ town-planning, seasonal food and diet recommendations, heating related issues (e.g. type of fire used for cooking)

• Issues related to taste and aesthetics (food presentation)

• Changing and diet
• Cuisine History

• Cuisine and Health

• Ecology and Human Food
• India's Contribution in Asia's Cuisine

1. Special topic: The Wine in the Traditional Asian Diet

‘The Wine in the Traditional Asian Diet’ emphasizing a need, a recovery and a re-orientation of the average human notion to the bio-health necessities and treatment of modern life style. In this connection, it may be highlighted as a ‘green-tag’ to special wine products having such in-depth remedial coverage.

Some of the earliest ideas of ‘Drakksha-arista’ and ‘madiera’, as you know, are deep-set in particularly South Asian health traditions and they are intimately and also positively connected with all sorts of cardiac, neural and vascular treatments. So this conference is also an opportunity to re-define some of the orthodox reservations about wine and put forward a positive note.

Who should attend?

Researchers interested in macro and micronutrients





Food historians

Professionals interested in the promotion of sound health

Professional culinary education specialists

Food and beverage specialists

Producers of traditional products and Hospitality Industries promoting Traditional Cuisines

Journalists specializing on food, wine and nutrition and healthy living.

Language :The official language of the conference will be English.

Call for Abstracts

Researchers interested in presenting a poster or a brief oral research report should submit an abstract (following the guidelines below) in line with the conference theme and session topics. The approval committee will review and notify if the accepted papers will be presented as a poster or an oral presentation.

Participants whose abstracts are accepted for Indology Journal or oral presentation will be given a special 15% discounted rate off the applicable registration fees.

Please contact the Secretariat at Abstracts will only be accepted in soft copy. If the presentation is approved, than full presentation in CD format may be sent to the conference secretariat within a week’s time.

Research Reports Submission Guidelines

1. Applicants must follow these guidelines for abstract submission:
a. Complete the application form and return it with the abstract by August 31,2007 to the
Secretariat (via e-mail).
b. Abstracts must be submitted in English and should not exceed 300 words.
c. Abstracts must include complete name(s) of the author(s). The name of the person presenting
the paper must be underlined.

2. The following information must be included in the abstract:
a. The objective of the study.
b. A brief description of the methodology.
c. Results and adequate details to support the conclusion.
d. The conclusion.

3. Submission of an abstract and application is not a guarantee of acceptance by the Approval
Committee. Due to limited time and space, only abstracts most closely related to the scope and
purpose of the conference will be selected. Author(s) of the accepted abstract will be notified
by September 7, 2007.

Please note that soft copy of abstracts (via e-mail) must be received by August 31, 2007

General Information for Participating Delegates

1. Conference fee will include local conveyance ( airport drop/pickup, drop/pick tofro conference venue-hotel), Conference Kit ( a Jute bag, CD of the approved papers, conference delegate badge, writing pad, pen and program schedule of the conference), Breakfast(two times)-Lunch-Dinner for four days and a one day complimentary all Goa sightseeing package.

2. Pre-lunch cuisine workshop (Vegetarian) of 30 minutes to one hour on all three days.

3. Traditional Lunch/Breakfast (Vegetarian/Non-vegetarian of different culture -prepared and served in copper bottomed / brass utensils purchased specially for this conference).

4. Entertainment from local groups (folk & classical) on the evenings of all three days. Dinner – 5-course - traditional cuisine (complimentary for resource persons and participating delegates, Rs.250/- for accompanying person).

5. The proceedings of the conference will be documented in colored Magazine format and circulated among the resource persons as well as the participating individuals and organizations. DVD of the conference (session wise, presentation wise and full proceedings) @ Rs. 1000/- including postage will be available only in India. (Outside India 15 US dollars+ actual postage.)



Additional Information

6. Media coverage will be given in regional and national print as well as audio-visual media. 7. The Registration procedure will be online for the convenience of participants. After registering online and paying the registration fees and the accommodation charges (for mode of payment please see the website or registration details below), participants will be allotted their delegate numbers. 8. Please send your queries regarding the conference to the Chairperson, Dr.Anjali Mohan Rao at or feedback on Travel and Accommodation For travel and accommodation arrangements in Goa please contact our official tour /travel /accommodation associate: (mark a copy of the correspondence to for office records) Mr.Krishna Choudhary / Ms. Neelam Choudhary Email: Holiday Pack –Travel & Living, 7, Madhuban Complex, St. Inez, Panaji, Goa. Cell No: Krishna - 09822381124 or Neelam -09822551229 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Online Registration on Compulsory for all the delegates of the conference!!!!! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Registration • The Conference fee ( for SAARC countries including resident Indians) is Rs. 7500 for Industry and Private Sectors, Rs.5000/- for Government/Academics and Rs.3000/- for students, Accompanying guests Rs.2000/- • The Conference fee ( for non-SAARC countries) is US$ 550 for Industry and Private Sectors, US$ 400 for Government/Academics and Rs.3000/- for students, Accompanying guests US$ 100 • Paper presenters will be given a 15% discount off the applicable Registration fee. • Group registration of five (5) individuals or more from the same institution will receive a 10% discount off the applicable registration fees. • Participants shall courier a Demand Draft payable in ‘PANAJI, GOA, INDIA’ in favour of “NATIONAL INDOLOGY CONFERENCE, GOA”. For outstation cheques, except Panaji, Goa, (anywhere from India) please add Rs.50/- as a standard bank clearing charges • " Wire-Transfer/ Swift Transfer through RTGS facility available with your bank (in India and Outside India) to our bank- IFS CODE- CORP0000473 A/C in our account SB /01/003461/ in favour of "National Indology Conference, Goa" in Corporation Bank, Tonca Branch (P. Code: 005730), Panaji (City), Goa, India. After the remittance, an email to this effect may be sent to to confirm the remittance. • Written requests for refunds received before August 1, 2007 for hotel reservation and registration, will be honored less bank processing and 15% administration fees. No refund will be given after this date. • All Correspondence may be directed to Conference registered office: Dr. Anjali Mohan Rao Chairperson, Indology Goa Girivar, Opp. Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar Beach, Post – Caranzalem, City- Panaji, Goa- 403002 Phone: 09422057786 / 09422062910 Organising Committee: Indology Goa • Dr. Anjali Mohan Rao, Goa, Chairperson, Indology Goa. Convener, International Cuisine Conference Residence: ‘Girivar’, Opp. Dhempe College, Miramar Beach, P.O. Caranzalem, Goa – 403 002, Tel. # 0832 – 2462195 Cell# 9422062910, • Dr. Manjeri Sundaram Secretary Finance / Treasurer, National Indology Conference Committee, Goa. Address: Virginia Apartments, Airport Road, Chicalim, Goa 403711, Phone: 0832-2540289 • Professor Bhusan Bhave Secretary, Conference Management, Indology Goa. Address: At Pisgal, Post-Mardol, Goa-403404, Home Phone: 0832-3217130; Cellphone: 9423055070 • Dr. Neelesh Pramod Korde, Secretary, Indology Goa. Centre, Vazen-Shiroda, GOA - INDIA Home Telephone: +91-832-2312435 Cell#: +91-9422018752 Email:, • Krishna Choudhary Secretary, Promotion and Publicity, Indology Goa. 7, Madhuban Complex, St. Inez, Panaji, Goa. Cell No: Krishna - 09822381124 /09370691043 Pune One Asia • Subroto Roy, President, OneAsia (India, Chapter) – 0982325652Email:; • Jayawanti Roy: 06-Purushottam Aptts., 18 Shila Vihar Colony, Erandawane, Pune 38. Tel.No-25458296 • Dr M R Patkar: Secretary OneAsia – 09890916945 Email : • Mrs Prasanna Hulikavi: Jt Secretary OneAsia – 09881152565 Email: Kolkatta • Prof. Joy Sen & Dr. Runa Sen Cell Phone: 09830471984 Email:;; ,