Kitchens Against Conflict: “From Syria to St. John’s” Gastrodiplomacy Event to Swap Culture Over Culinary Traditions

We’ve all heard the cliche “the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.” The concept of gastrodiplomacy mixes this conventional wisdom with the tenets of “Contact Theory,” which states that positive interpersonal communication between individuals of different cultures can have large scale effects in reducing discrimination and promoting co-operation.