• Alan Wong

    Executive Producer

    Alan Wong oversees a team of video producers who create video content for BU's online editorial publications and social media channels. He has produced more than 300 videos for Boston University, shuffling through a number of countries in the process: Australia, Argentina, Peru, Ireland, China, and Cambodia. He has also bored audiences in Atlanta and Boston giving talks on video for higher ed. Profile

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There are 12 comments on [Video] How to Cook Sticky Rice, Wenzhou Style

  1. What a fun project for all involved! Parents get to cook with their kids and share some of their heritage with the BU community. I will look forward to more of these!

  2. Great idea and looking forward to the recipes. Only thing I wish is that it was called comfort cuisine, or home cooking…or anything that doesn’t use a gender based stereotype for cooking. Not all people have ‘mama’s’ that cooked with them, and dads, uncles, cousins, etc. cook too. Can we please normalize cooking as a non-gender based activity?

  3. This is a lovely idea for a series. I want to reiterate the point made by “85% of the Pay” that we must recognize that many people cook–not just ‘mamas.’ In fact in this video, the student’s father is shown doing the cooking. Let’s avoid perpetuating the stereotype that female-identified people are responsible for cooking and care. What about “Away From Home Cooking” for a title?

  4. Thanks very much for the kind comments so far, and for the comments about the title of the video series. Among our team of video producers, we had thrown out a few different title ideas. Ultimately, I decided that alliteration and economy of words—and a title that accurately reflected the folks featured in the three videos that we shot for this series—made the name a good choice. I appreciate your feedback as it was never my intention in titling this series to perpetuate a gendered idea of cooking, or a stereotype about the person responsible for cooking within a family structure.

    I am glad that we were able to begin this series with a dad cooking on camera as some signal that there are different ways in which these videos could play out. My hope is that with an established series, we could incorporate “Cousin Meals” or “Grandpa Meals” in possible future episodes that would be an accurate nod to the featured family member.

    In the meantime, we will reflect on how better to title the series. If you would like to chat further, or pitch yourself to be featured in a future video, please feel free to email me at alanwong@bu.edu. I rarely get to engage with the audience about the work we do, so I welcome your communications.

  5. Wonderful video of cooking with a fun family :-) Both sticky rice’s look delicious but I am going to go with Dad’s dish (with no pork). Fun, fun!

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