Katytarika Bartel


Katytarika Bartel is an artist, educator, and organizer based in Cambridge. Katytarika is a queer, mixed race Thai-American photographer and award-winning filmmaker interested in shining light on spaces of in-between. Katytarika is fiercely passionate about making photography more accessible, letting young people do things, and the color yellow.


What will you be presenting about? Mixed race identity, the concept of "home" being found through food and cultural memory, and queerness!

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: You have to enjoy the process in order for the meal to come out right. :-)

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Tom Kha! My mom's version, which is spicy.

Favorite food: Rice

Recommended reading: The First Bad Man by Miranda July

Best meals: Ones spent with good friends.

Food you'd like to try: Seared frog legs