Category Archives: Anthropology of Food

Moving back to France

It is time for the next chapter! Today I leave Boston for Paris. I will be taking a 2-month intensive culinary course at Alain Ducasse’s culinary school. This is something I have dreamed of doing for the past 15 years. In … Continue reading

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Upcoming conferences and talks – Spring & Summer 2014

April 11 – “Wild ferment: constructing nature, obscuring labor in the natural wine movement” at the American Ethnological Society Spring Meeting in Boston, MA, April, 11-12, 2014 – 10-11:45am session “In/visibilities and Un/accountabilities in Food” May 25 - “Teaching Italian Culture … Continue reading

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Culture and Cuisine of Québec 2.0

  Merci to all the wonderful producers, chefs, academics and passionate food people in Québec who made our trip fun, educational and delicious. More photos here…

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Summer Research Project: Cuisine des mères lyonnaises

Who were these mères? In the early twentieth century, affluent bourgeois households in the Lyon area employed female cooks who became known for their refined cuisine. After World War I and the economic crash of 1929, most families could no longer afford … Continue reading

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Porta Palazzo on BBC Radio 4

On Wednesday, March 20, I will be talking about my book Porta Palazzo: The Anthropology of an Italian Market on the show “Thinking Allowed” on BBC Radio 4.

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