Edible Archives (Anumitra Ghosh Dastidar and Shalini Krishan), Chan Chi Hang, Nithya Sivan, Madhu Reddy, Chow Sze Chong and Tejaswini Niranjana
The Re-Orienting Taste Project aims at creating a dialogue between Indian and Chinese medical systems with food as the anchor. In Phase 1, we engage with Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Both of them consider food as a form of medicine, and there are detailed classifications of the properties of various kinds of food in the relevant medical texts. Especially in this pandemic time, when it is imperative to expand the pharmacopeia to cope with global crises, it would be useful to draw on the legacies of TCM and Ayurveda and make them accessible to the lay person through the process of cooking and appreciating food. Phase 1 also includes six online discussions with speakers from India and China and two offline workshops conducted in the city of Ahmedabad.
Technical assistance and translation: Kelvin Wu Ka-wai