On July 6, 2022, Humanities Texas and Foodways Texas will host a conversation with Roy Vũ titled "The Bánh Mì: From Foreign Food to All- (Vietnamese) American." Vũ, a historian and native Houstonian, will explore the complexities and limits of culinary assimilation by discussing the growing popularity of certain Vietnamese dishes in the United States, particularly the French-influenced Vietnamese sandwich bánh mì. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Wednesday, July 6, 2022
7:00–8:00 p.m. CT
This live, virtual event is free and open to the public. Please register online to attend. You will receive a Zoom link via email prior to the virtual event.
Roy Vũ earned his PhD in history at the University of Houston. He is now a history professor at Dallas College in Irving, Texas. Vũ also serves as an advisory board member for Foodways Texas and Plant It Forward Farms Texas. Additionally, he is the recipient of the 2018 Sadie Ray Graff Educator Award from Keep Texas Beautiful. His most recent article, "A Sliver of Homeland: How Vietnamese Houstonians' Home Gardens Keep Them Connected to Their Culinary Roots," appeared in Edible Houston Magazine (Spring 2022). Roy is currently writing a book titled Farm-to-Freedom: Vietnamese Americans and Their Home Gardens. He and his wife, Ngọc, reside in Irving.