Comfortab-LEE BRIAN 3 “Food of the US and Taiwan: Multicultural Dishes and the Localization of Japanese Cuisine” 第3回まったLEE・BRIAN 「アメリカと台湾の食生活~多文化の食生活と和食のローカライゼーション~」

Brian kouza2On September 25th, I had my third lecture in my Comfortab-LEE Brian series. And this time I talked about what everyone loves – food!

“Do Americans eat hamburgers every day?” I have been asked that by several people half-jokingly. To show a better representation of the American diet, I interviewed the AETs of Kizugawa City about their daily meals. The answers were quite full in variety: cereal, pasta, beans, mashed potatoes, tortilla, rice, and etc. I also presented many local dishes and Americans’ favorites including: Buffalo wings, clam chowder, cheesesteak. And by introducing dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs and gumbo, I discussed the multicultural history of the US as well.


Brian kouza3日本に来てから、友達に冗談半分{じょうだん はんぶん}で「アメリカ人って毎日ハンバーガーを食べるの?」と、何回も聞かれたことがあります。アメリカの食生活を説明にアメリカからのAET三人に食事についてインタービューをしました。シリアル、パスタ、豆、マッシュポテト、トルティーヤ、ライスなど答えの内容は様々でした。そして、バッファローウィング、クラムチャウダー、チーズステーキなど地元の名物やアメリカで愛されている料理を紹介しました。また、アメリカの多文化料理の例として、スパゲッティ・アンド・ミートボール、ガンボなどを紹介し、その歴史を説明しました。

It was a fun talk, and by the end of my presentation, we were all hungry.


My next event is on November 27th, from 14:00 – 15:30. I’ll be talking about something… moving – cars and traffic! Hope to see you there!



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