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Porta Palazzo: The Anthropology of an Italian Market in Paperback

Porta Palazzo: The Anthropology of an Italian Market is now available in paperback! I hope that this makes the book a little more accessible to a broader readership and as a course text. University of Pennsylvania Press is offering a … Continue reading

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Upcoming talks, workshops and presentations

I will be participating in the following events: Oct. 27, 2014 – ‘Food without land’, Salone de Gusto/Terra Madre, Turin, Italy. Nov. 11 & 12, 2014 – Workshop sul patrimonio culturale alimentare, Laboratorio EXPO. Alba, Italy

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Imagining the Mediterranean in the Kitchen

How can we define the Mediterranean as a unified geographical unit? Is it possible? This is a question I have spent a lot of time thinking about anthropologically. While teaching a course on the ethnography of the Mediterranean a few … Continue reading

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It’s not just dessert

At the start of pastry week, I considered sweets to be an island unto themselves on the culinary map. However, as the days passed, I began to reconsider my separatist approach to dessert. Sugar marks moments of celebration, it picks … Continue reading

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Is culinary school sustainable?

Learning to cook produces a lot of waste. Questions of sustainability pushed forward in my thoughts last week as I gutted, prepped and cooked fish that I would ultimately throw out. The fact that so much food goes in the … Continue reading

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