Simmer and Stir: Food, Culture, and Storytelling is a virtual event of storytelling and connection where we share vivid memories of our favorite foods. This event is a collaboration between the Penn Food and Wellness Collaborative, Natives at Penn, and the Pan-AsianAmerican Community House.
A warm meal can be so much more than just calories - it is a way to come together with friends and families, to honor our ancestors, to express love and care. For students of color, culinary traditions may be especially meaningful as a taste of home. COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges including social isolation, and many of us are pining for all those meals with loved ones that we once took for granted. Although we can't share a meal together in-person this semester, join us virtually to honor these meals through another sacred tradition- storytelling.
We are currently accepting submissions from students, faculty, and staff who would like to share a story at the event.
Submissions can be:
- a written document (e.g. essay)
- voice recording
- video recording
- Please make sure your story is no longer than 5 minutes.