Meet the Finest Food: A Dialogue between Craig Au Yeung Ying Chai and Liu Zhenyun

To adhere to the development direction of consolidating Macao as "a hub of exchange and co-operation where traditional Chinese culture prevails and other cultures flourish in harmony", the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and the China National Publications Import & Export (Group) Corporation have jointly organized the 2nd Encounter in Macao—Arts and Cultural Festival between China and Portuguese-speaking Countries: Macao International Book Fair 2019. During the book fair, an array of events, including talks delivered by writers, book launches, seminars on China–PSC publishing culture and cookbook publisher salons, will be held to promote in-depth cooperation regarding copyright trading and publishing among Portuguese-speaking countries, countries along the "Belt and Road" route and China, with the ultimate goals to invigorate the book publishing market and stimulate cultural development in Macao. For all other events during the book fair, such as Chinese and foreign gourmand exchange sessions, book launches and writers' dialogues, please visit the website Further details will be announced in due course.


Meet the Finest Food: A Dialogue between Craig Au Yeung Ying Chai and Liu Zhenyun


Content: The charm of food not only lies in itself, but more in the culture it embodies. Food might be sour, sweet, bitter, spicy, or salty, but stories about food are sometimes poetic and sometimes humorous. You can taste a variety of flavors and the natural instincts of man. As cities grow bigger and food becomes more international, sometimes we fall for creative food with fantastic appearance, but there are times when we are obsessed with the charm of food that lurks in memories, or "Mom's cooking." When we expand our horizons after travelling all the way, have a mind as broad as a sea that refuses no river, and finally become the best us we can be, we are often more easily touched and healed by the charm of food, thus gradually forming our own food philosophy.

This activity is intended to invite the gourmet Craig Au Yeung Ying Chai to hold a dialogue with the writer Liu Zhenyun. It also encourages the audience and readers to explore and share the charm of food in their eyes from the perspectives of time, space, and more.

Speaker: Craig Au Yeung Ying Chai, Liu Zhenyun

Language: Mandarin

Date: 2019/07/05  18:00-19:30

Venue: Salon Area, Exhibition Hall A, The Venetian Macao Resort Hotel

*Free admission. 
*Visitors can enjoy free parking at Hall B, Cotai Expo of the Venetian Macao during the exhibition period.
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Craig Au Yeung Ying Chai
Craig Au Yeung Ying Chai, a senior crossover writer of Hong Kong. A design, catering and travel writer, cartoonist and comic book curator, TV, radio and new media presenter, food culture programme curator, and all-round life expert in the eyes of the media and the public. Has long focused on and studied the contemporary lifestyle, art and design trend, and tourism and food culture, and has shifted among many identities in life and at work.


Liu Zhenyun
Liu Zhenyun, one of the most famous writers in contemporary China. Liu’s works include: Tofu, Remembering 1942, Someone to Talk To, I Did Not Kill My Husband, etc. Throughout the years, Liu’s works have been translated into over twenty languages including English, French and German. He has been awarded with many prestigious prizes such as Mao Dun Literature Awards” and “Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters” from the Minister of Culture of France. Many of Liu’s books have also been adapted into movies and awarded in international film festivals.