Don Sloan recently met with Mataz Alzari, a Syrian chef who escaped Damascus to make a new life in Romania. Mataz will be preparing dinner for guests at the forthcoming Ratiu Dialogues on Democracy, an international conference in Transylvania supported by the Oxford Cultural Collective.
To coincide with the announcement of the winner of the 2019 Jane Grigson Award, Geraldene Holt explores Jane’s contribution to British culinary and literary culture.
A sell-out audience gathered at Asia House on 16th January 2019 for the latest event in the Lee Kum Kee Culinary Culture Series from the Oxford Cultural Collective. Donald Sloan was joined by acclaimed writer and columnist Bee Wilson, Emmy-nominated TV chef and cookery book writer Ching-He Huang, and academic and author Dr Vivienne Lee, to explore Chinese Food Philosophy: A Recipe for Life.
The deadline for the next Yan-Kit So Award for food writers on Asia is 30th April 2019. Here, Mirabelle Dominé-Walley reflects on winning the award in 2015.
Don Sloan reflects on recent trips to New Orleans, including to contribute to ‘Pulp Facts’, a seminar celebrating citrus.
The Oxford Cultural Collective has a strong connection with the Jane Grigson Trust, an educational charity established in 1991 in memory of Jane Grigson. Here, we publish an updated transcript of Catherine Brown’s Jane Grigson Lecture.
The winner of the 2017 Yan-Kit So Award, hosted by the Oxford Cultural Collective, reports on his first research trip to the region of Gujarat in the west of India.
Read the transcript of Bee Wilson’s speech at this year’s annual Oxford Cultural Collective Dinner, in which she paid tribute to the BBC Radio 4 Food Programme.
Reflections on the annual Ken Hom Lecture, 8th February 2018 at Asia Hose, London Part of the Lee Kum Kee Culinary Culture Series in partnership with Asia House and the Oxford School of Hospitality Management This year’s Ken Hom Lecture brought together distinguished contributors to explore the future of Chinatowns, at a time when […]
Through a dedicated award in her name, The Oxford Cultural Collective honours the legacy of Yan-Kit So. Here, food writer Fuchsia Dunlop recalls her friendship with Yan-Kit So. Includes five brilliant recipes.
Why Thailand? Don Sloan reflects on why Thailand is the destination for one of The Oxford Cultural Collective’s first major projects.
Donald Sloan outlines the founding principles and aims of The Oxford Cultural Collective.
Jessica B. Harris, award-winning food historian and Patron of the Oxford Cultural Collective, recently published her evocative memoir, ‘My Soul Looks Back’. Here she considers her move from writing cookbooks to writing narrative.
Don Sloan reports on his most recent visit to Transylvania – including a Chinese feast and an encounter with royalty.
Chef Ken Hom reflects on his commitment to the educational mission of the Oxford Cultural Collective.
Food and wine writer Marc Millon considers the role of food and drink in strengthening community relations.
Food writer Geraldene Holt considers the ongoing evolution of local food cultures.