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Vegetables and Fruit Everywhere But Not a One to Eat

When I travel, I seek out farmers’ markets and food shops as much as museums and historic sites, hoping for the unique and telling glimpses into a culture offered by hanging about where people buy their food. And so in Montreal this past weekend, yes, the unforgettable Jean-Paul Gauthier show at the Museum of Fine […]

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Eating Adventures in Amman

Our guest blogger this week for our new series, Food Stories: Memory, Culture, Perspective, is Michaela Yule, a family friend from Newton, MA who has spent the last five years, including her time at Dartmouth College, studying and living off and on in the Middle East, between Egypt, Syria and Jordan, with visits to Lebanon, […]

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Reflections on Father’s Day Recipes

Last Sunday for Father’s Day, the LA Times published 10 recipes to celebrate fathers. The recipes included: three types of steak, two gourmet hamburgers, “Man-sized turkey wings,” “Naked ribs,” two desserts, and a gin cocktail. After spending the past year researching and writing a thesis on the relationship between gender and food (The Gendering of […]

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Mid-Summer Experiments and Explorations

Yesterday my daughter returned from her year studying food and culture at the University of Bologna, a year filled with adventures, not the least of which were about food.  Her experiences reminded me of why I majored in art history–it was the only truly interdisciplinary major in those days at my school.  Now there are […]

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Guest Post #2: Elizabeth Ganley-Roper on the Power of Food to Build Cultural Bridges

BG’s Note:  What a thrill it is to have daughters who share my passion for cooking and culture. How fabulous it is that one of them lives in New York and calls me whenever she happens upon a food shop she’s sure I will love and must visit next time I’m in the city.  How […]

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