October 1, 2019
AIT Celebrates Food & Beverage Month in October
As part of our yearlong campaign celebrating forty years of U.S.-Taiwan friendship and cooperation, the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is pleased to designate October AIT@40 Food & Beverage Month. Each month of 2019 features a different theme, highlighting the multifaceted nature of the growing U.S.-Taiwan partnership.
It is only fitting that October, a traditional harvest month, was selected to honor the close ties between the United States and Taiwan in agricultural development and commerce. To capture the depth of this relationship, AIT collected a series of oral histories from the key leaders whose commitment to the U.S.-Taiwan agricultural relationship spans many decades. These oral histories will appear on AIT’s website throughout the month.
These oral histories will illustrate the many years of cooperation. U.S. agricultural aid has helped Taiwan fulfill its basic food needs during periods of rapid transition and development. Over time, Taiwan has grown into a world-class producer and exporter of many food products, which has allowed Taiwan to emerge as an international foodie destination.
Throughout October, AIT’s Facebook page will announce exciting activities that will allow people to show their appreciation for their favorite American food products. We will be asking you to post pictures and stories about your favorite American food experiences. Some Facebook participants may be selected to receive a gift.
On October 16th, AIT will welcome the California Vintners Trade Mission to Taiwan. In addition to introducing a wide variety of California wines to the market, a Master Sommelier will conduct an educational seminar for Taiwan industry professionals. This is a must for Taiwan companies looking to tempt consumers with the best wines in the world.
On October 18th, AIT will host a special viewing of “The Organic Lifestyle” from the Public Television Service’s Eternal Villages series. The documentary will highlight organic farming and simple lifestyles found in northern California. Director Liu Song (劉嵩) will be hand to speak about the film with invited guests and media.
Stay tuned to the AIT Facebook page for these and more fun activities throughout AIT@40 Food and Beverage Month and we look forward to your participation.