Why do stereotypes of the female home cook and male chef persist?
How does conflict affect food, diets and health?
What is the role of cherished recipes in creating or sustaining national identity and cultural memory? (Including among refugees and diaspora communities)
If these questions are getting your mind racing and your mouth watering, then you are invited to join us for an evening of dinner and discussion.
BRING YOUR OWN DISH!
We ask you to bring a dish that has a connection to your family history or is special to you, preferably home-cooked. Please be ready to tell us a bit about it.
NB: the staff lounge has a microwave.
Printed recipes for swapping are also very welcome!!!
The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Rebecca Steinfeld, Visiting Scholar in the Department of Politics and International Studies at SOAS, BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker 2013, and massive foodie.
Looking forward to meeting you all, and sampling your cooking! All are welcome, and there will be plenty of time to chat and get to know each other.
Also, you might want to read this discussion between Israeli and Palestinian chefs Yotam Ottolenghi, Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt: