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

4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
5:50 pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Contact Name:
Elizabeth Amrien
Join us for a luncheon discussion with ethnographer and gastronomist Rachel Eden Black, Assistant Professor and coordinator of Boston University’s MLA program in gastronomy. Black’s specialty is the anthropology of food, with focus on open-air markets, wine production, culture and alcohol, urban agriculture, and the politics of sustainable food systems. In her talk, Black will discuss the case of the “meres lyonnaises,” a group of women in Lyon, France who between 1930 and 1970 reached the pinnacles of French professional cuisine, a world largely dominated by men. Carole Counihan, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at Millersville University in Pennsylvania and author of The Anthropology of Food and Body: Gender, Meaning, and Power (Routledge, 1999) and other noteworthy titles, will respond. Lunch provided.