10:30 am - Saturday, June 18

Talk: Boba Time

San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Blvd, San Diego

Discussions, Talks, Panels & Forums

Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “It’s Boba Time: Adapting to Change,” featuring Yong Chen. “Boba Time” refers to the continued rise of the popular boba tea in the US and elsewhere. The notion reminds us that tea and its global expansion have been associated with important changes in history. And it’s an example of the diverse paths foodstuffs and cuisines have taken in traveling overseas from their origins as they have adapted to the culture of their new homes and adopted new ingredients in the process. Yong Chen is Professor of History and Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of California Irvine where he has served as the Associate Dean in the Office of Research and Graduate Studies for 23 years.

Admission/Cost: FREE

Central Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

Saturday, June 18 - 10:30 AM