International Conference on Traditional Asian Cuisine-United We Eat
Venue: Kala Academy,Goa
|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|
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.)