Place and Time in Food Memory: Reliving the AFHVS / ASFS 2018 Panel

I’m still basking in the glow of chairing and presenting on my first panel at an academic conference – the joint annual meeting of the Agriculture, Food, and Human Values Society and the Association for the Study of Food and Society.  The panel topic was Place and Time in Food Memory: Migration and Nostalgia, and I…

In the grove

Olive trees in Longastra, Greece. May 2017. Captured on 35mm film.  

Is Food Nostalgia Inherently Feminine?

Is food nostalgia inherently feminine? Matt posed this question to his dinner companions at a recent Nostalgia Dinner.*  This idea bubbled up when we realized that every dish was originally made for the participant who brought it by a female caregiver. Nana’s polenta, and Aunt’s pasta piselli, a grandmother’s manicotti: each dish was a comfort…