Leah Selim

Food is not only culture, it’s diplomacy

TEDxGowanus · January 2014

Leah Selim is a co-founder of Global Kitchen, a social enterprise that hosts immigrant-led cooking classes to promote cultural exchange and awareness through food. In her recent TEDx talk, she discussed how food, identity, environment and politics intersect – contributing to a larger concept known as “”gastrodiplomacy””. It is through the communal act of sharing food that ideas can be exchanged freely, an essential first step in growing a community.

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