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Review: The Automat

foodanthro , June 7th, 2022


Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, photograph by Bernard Gotfryd, Bernard Gotfryd photograph collection. David Beriss The Automat, directed by Lisa Hurwitz. 2021, 1hr 18 min…


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“What are people claiming when they say that a food is local?” An Interview With David Beriss

foodanthro , March 21st, 2022


Local food or not? Photo by David Beriss David Sutton In this fifth installment of interviews with anthropologists about their work on food I talk with longtime friend…


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The Sophie Coe Prize in Food History 2022

foodanthro , January 5th, 2022


See below for a call for applications for the Sophie Coe Prize. While technically a history prize, anthropologists have won (or been commended) by the prize juries over…


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Christine Wilson 2021 Undergraduate Award Winner

foodanthro , November 2nd, 2021


Carolyn Mason, Christine Wilson 2021 Undergraduate Award Winner SAFN is pleased to announce that Carolyn Mason is the winner of the 2021 Christine Wilson Undergraduate Award, for her…


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“Every Time You Make A Recipe, You Take A Risk,” An Interview With David Sutton

foodanthro , October 25th, 2021


David Beriss I sat down with David Sutton for a wonderful conversation about his research. We explore commensality, synesthesia, memory, national foods, how to learn about cooking, and…


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Review: Freedom Farmers

dsutton20 , April 19th, 2021


Monica M. White. Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement. University of North Carolina Press, 2018. ISBN # 9781469643694. xviii+ 189 pp Joan Gross (Oregon State…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, January 28, 2021

foodanthro , January 29th, 2021


David Beriss The pandemic grinds on and we read. We read and we listen to podcasts, which proliferate like tribbles, making it impossible to keep up with all…


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Review: Our Daily Bread

dsutton20 , January 25th, 2021


Our Daily Bread: A Meditation on the Cultural and Symbolic Significance of Bread Throughout History Predrag Matvejević. Translated from the Croatian by Christina Pribichevich-Zorić. 2020. London…


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CFP: Eating On the Move

foodanthro , June 4th, 2020


We recently received the CFP below for an intriguing looking conference in Rome in September, 2021. This should be of interest to SAFN members. Full details are here:…


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The Sophie Coe Prize in Food History 2020

foodanthro , January 29th, 2020


The Sophie Coe Prize is awarded each year to an engaging, original piece of writing that delivers new research and/or new insights into any aspect of food history….


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“What counts is the imagination of ham, rather than its actual existence,” An Interview with Joelle Bahloul

foodanthro , January 6th, 2020


In this third installment of interviews with anthropologists about their work on food, David Sutton talks with Joelle Bahloul, whose work on food and memory has inspired many…


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“I Remember the Day I said ‘Okay, I’ve Read Everything,’” an Interview with Carole Counihan

foodanthro , November 19th, 2019


David Sutton Here is the second in my series of video interviews with food anthropologists. This one is with Dr. Carole Counihan, who probably needs no introduction. In…


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Culinary Historians of New York Scholar’s Grant

foodanthro , March 17th, 2019


These grants are a great opportunity for SAFN members seeking support for their research! CULINARY HISTORIANS OF NEW YORK ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2019 SCHOLARS’ GRANTS APPLICATION DEADLINE FR…


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Milk…It’s Good to Think

foodanthro , March 11th, 2019


David McMurray Anthropology, emeritus Oregon State University I am a product of the Upper Midwest with its (waning) Scandinavian and German influences. I am entangled in “milk culture,”…


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Review: Authentic Italian

dsutton20 , March 1st, 2019


Di Maio, Dina M. Authentic Italian. The Real Story of Italy’s Food and Its People.  ISBN#13:978-0-9996255-0-7 Francesca Gobbo University of Turin   With her book Authentic Italian (2018),…


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CFP: Special Issue for Food, Culture, & Society on Food and World’s Fairs/Expositions

foodanthro , January 30th, 2019


A call for papers that could be of particular interest to SAFN members and FoodAnthropology readers who study festivals, fairs, and other events.  Call for Papers: Special Issue…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, January 26, 2019

foodanthro , January 26th, 2019


David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…


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CFP: Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2019

foodanthro , January 18th, 2019


CALL FOR PAPERS Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2019 15-16 November (Post)colonial foodways: creating, negotiating, and resisting transnational food systems Because of its manifold effects…


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Review: Making Modern Meals

dsutton20 , October 22nd, 2018


Making Modern Meals: How Americans Cook Today. Amy B. Trubek. University of California Press. 2017. 320pp. ISBN: 9780520289239. Katharina Graf SOAS-University of London Making Modern Meals is a…


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Food and Cooking on Early European Television

foodanthro , September 26th, 2018


We received the following call for abstracts from Dr. Ana Tominc, of Queen Margaret University Edinburgh, and thought it would be of interest to SAFN members.  Food and Cooking…


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Review: Food in Zones of Conflict

dsutton20 , September 15th, 2018


Food in Zones of Conflict: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives. Edited by Paul Collinson and Helen Macbeth. Berghahn Books. 2014. 252 pp. ISBN  978-1-78238-403-8 Jacquelyn Heuer (University of South Flor…


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What FoodAnthropology Is Reading Now, September 10, 2018

foodanthro , September 10th, 2018


David Beriss A brief digest of food and nutrition-related items that caught our attention recently. Got items you think we should include? Send links and brief descriptions to…


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Review: The Story of Soy

dsutton20 , September 2nd, 2018


 The Story of Soy. Christine M. Du Bois. London: Reaktion Books, 2018. 266 pp. + References and Index. ISBN 978 1 78023 925 5. Ellen Messer, (Tufts University…


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Before Farm to Table Fellowships

foodanthro , June 18th, 2018


See below for information on semester-long fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library on early modern foodways. Follow the links for instructions on how to apply. Before Farm to Table: Early…


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