Monthly Archives: March 2010

Thinking about Porta Palazzo

These days I am thinking about Porta Palazzo a lot. I am making the final revisions to my manuscript, which is an ethnographic study of this incredible market in Turin, Italy. From 2001 to 2003 I did fieldwork in the … Continue reading

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SAFN’s got a new blog: FoodAnthropology

The Society for the Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (SAFN) has a new blog! FoodAnthropology was launched just a few weeks ago. It is an attempt to create a place for popular dialogue around the topic of nearly anything to … Continue reading

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The Story of Bottled Water

I’ve done research on the history of mineral water in Italy but I remain an adamant proponent of bottled water. Last year while working at the University of British Columbia, I got involved with helping a group of students petition … Continue reading

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Taste Memory

During my time at the University of Gastronomic Sciences from 2007-2008, I started thinking about the idea of taste memory. How is it that certain producers consistently make wines from year to year that have coherence in their taste? What … Continue reading

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