Woman of Her Word
Food Writing between Gender and Nationality
Tuesday | 21.07.20 | 19:00
In Israel of the twenty-first century gourmet cooking is still largely the province of Jewish men. Talk and writing about food rewrite not only recipes, but also power relations. How does the gourmetization of home cooking affect the culinary discourse? What is the place of cookbooks—between being monuments to disappearing cuisines and sites of culinary nostalgia and being challenges to the gender and national power relations in the kitchen? How is women’s classic role in patriarchal culture being rewritten within a framework that exalts tradition?
A Roundtable Series about Food and Politics
Turning the Tables: Palestinian and Israeli Cuisines on the Cutting Board
Live on Facebook and the Van Leer website
Chefs, sommeliers, and scholars, Jews and Arabs, talk about food and politics in the kitchen.
Sami Tamimi, Chef and partner, Ottolenghi restaurant, London, author of Falastin
Dr. Dafna Hirsch, The Open University of Israel
Kifah Dasuki, Author of Recipes for Peace
Prof. Nimrod Luz, Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee
Moderator: Noa Berger, EHESS, Paris