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Filling Our Hearts with Food and Gladness - 2013 Roger Smith Cookbook Conference

Filling Our Hearts with Food and Gladness - 2013 Roger Smith Cookbook Conference

“Filling Our Hearts with Food and Gladness”: Christian Celebration and Food Traditions
Many cookbooks explore Jewish culinary heritages from Brooklyn to Tashkent; almost no books try to do the same for the world’s Christian food traditions. Why? Food symbolism was and to an extent still is central to Christianity; world Christian communities represent extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity; the richness of food-centered Christian historical legacies over the past two millennia is almost unimaginable. This panel is meant to fill in a little of the blank space on a huge, unaccountably unexplored map.
Chair:
Paul Freedman
Panelists:
Ken Albala, Professor of History, University of the Pacific
Anne Mendelson
Evelyn Birge Vitz
William Woys Weaver

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