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Catherine Brown on the revival of crofting in Scotland’s Highlands and Islands

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.

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Samar Khatiwala reports on first research trip to Gujarat

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.

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Bee Wilson pays tribute to BBC Radio 4 Food Programme

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.

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London’s Chinatown needs more creative solutions to guarantee its future

  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 […]

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Yan-Kit’s Classic Chinese Cookbook – reflections from Fuchsia Dunlop

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.

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Why Thailand?

Why Thailand? Don Sloan reflects on why Thailand is the destination for one of The Oxford Cultural Collective’s first major projects.

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The launch of the Oxford Cultural Collective

Donald Sloan outlines the founding principles and aims of The Oxford Cultural Collective.

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Looking Back at ‘My Soul Looks Back’ – Jessica B. Harris

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. 

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A Chinese Feast – In Transylvania

Don Sloan reports on his most recent visit to Transylvania – including a Chinese feast and an encounter with royalty.

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A teacher at heart

Chef Ken Hom reflects on his commitment to the educational mission of the Oxford Cultural Collective.

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