Wine and Culture wins a Gourmand Award!

Wine and Culture: Vineyard to Glass won a 2014 Gourmand book award. For more information about this book, check out

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Upcoming talks – November 2013


“The Artification of Wine: Words that transform grapes into art”

2:30pm, Nov. 14, 2013, “Cuisine, artification par les arts?”, Centre d’archives de Montréal de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec, Canada , Nov. 13 & 14, 2013

“Preserving a taste landscape: the cultural heritage of wine in Carema, Italy”

10:45am, Nov. 23, 2013,  “Edible Identities: Exploring Food and Foodways as Cultural Heritage, Part 2″, International Ballroom North- Access through Lobby Level (Chicago Hilton), American Anthropological Association Meeting, Chicago, Nov. 20-24, 2013.



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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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Wine and Culture: Vineyard to Glass


Wine and Culture: Vineyard to Glass (Bloomsbury Academic, 2013), the book that I co-edited with Robert C. Ulin, is now available on-line and in bookstores. Many thanks to all of our wonderful contributors and to Fulvio Silvestri for the wonderful cover images.

“This collection is a heady investigation of wine as a sociocultural and historical commodity in diverse global sites. Fifteen engaging articles show how the ethnographic study of wine penetrates beyond the bottle to reveal labor relations, power structures, market forces, and deeply held meanings about identity and place.” - Carole Counihan, author of ‘Around the Tuscan Table: Food, Family and Gender in Twentieth Century Florence’ and editor-in-chief of ‘Food and Foodways’

“This collection represents the first of its kind to focus on wine from a sociocultural perspective while bringing together current approaches to questions of identity, culture, authenticity, craft and technology, and the senses. Like terroir itself, this collection roots the taste of wine in places, in the history and emergence of new landscapes of tastes, and the changing social and environmental relations of its production, dissemination and consumption. Uncork it for yourself and see!” – David Sutton, Professor of Anthropology, Southern Illinois University, USA

“Given its global, economic, social and cultural importance, it’s astonishing that the anthropology of wine has been so neglected for so long. This splendid collection of incisive essays goes a long way towards establishing key issues in this emerging field, many of which are also relevant to contemporary anthropology in general.” –  Jeremy MacClancy, Professor of Social Anthropoology, Dept of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University, uk

Read more about Wine and Culture here…

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Upcoming talks


Eugénie Brazier in the kitchen at her restaurant La Mère Brazier

Sept. 22, 2013 – 10:30-11:45am – “Tools of the Trade: Experiential Studies for the Food Industry”, Programs in Food, Wine and the Arts, Boston University

Roundtable discussion on “Experiential Academics”

Oct. 22, 2013 – 12:30-1:50pm – Center for the Study of Europe, Boston University

“Cuisine des mères: Heritage, gender and the construction of culinary culture – A luncheon discussion with Rachel Black”

Oct. 29, 2013 – 6pm – Culinary Historians of Boston, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

“La cuisine des mères: How women made Lyon the gastronomic capital of France, 1890-1935″


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