Ivan Brehm, the chef and owner of Michelin-starred restaurant Nouri will visit NYU to discuss 'Appetite,' his restaurant’s new research arm.

Chef Ivan Brehm cooking
Photo courtesy of Nouri/Robin Thang

On Monday, February 17, at 6 p.m. Krishnendu Ray, chair of NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Nutrition and Food Studies, and Anne McBride, deputy director of Torriberra Mediterranean Centre will moderate a talk with Ivan Brehm, the chef and owner of Nouri – the well-known Singapore-based restaurant which opened in 2017 and won a Michelin Star in its first year – about Appetite, the restaurant’s research arm.

Appetite is a multi-disciplinary research collective that runs parallel to Nouri. It investigates material culture with a focus on food. Its team and advisory board includes chefs, anthropologists, historians, and artists from various institutions including New York University and the Culinary Institute of America. Appetite’s head of research, Kaushik Swaminathan, will join Brehm for the talk. The two will offer an introduction to the restaurant’s work at the intersection of food and cultural research.

Listed as one of Asia’s 50 best restaurants, Nouri explores ingredients, techniques, and flavors to identify moments of connection between global food traditions. Its approach to food is termed “crossroads cooking.”

Members of the NYU community interested in attending should register at https://steinhardt.nyu.edu/events/restaurant-research-center-cooking-age-globalization. Journalists interested in attending should RSVP to Jordan.Bennett@nyu.edu.

The talk, titled The Restaurant as a Research Center: Cooking in the Age of Globalization, is free and will take place at the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at 53 Washington Square South in New York.

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