People often use food as a means to connect to their cultural identity. As a prelude to the upcoming Chicago Gourmet event at Chicago’s Millennium Park this Friday evening, the Consulate-General of Japan features a conversation on Japanese traditional culinary culture. Kultura Festival, an expo highlighting Chicago and Midwest-based Filipino American culinary and culture, will also take place this weekend. Global Citizen Nari Safavi talks with Chef Naoyuki Yanagihar from Tokyo and Chef Gil Paule of Hapa Chicago about Japanese and Filipino cuisine. Safavi will also share more global events to check out this weekend.