Food
Geography November 24, 2020

Seeds of Power

Environmental Injustice and Genetically Modified Soybeans in Argentina

Amalia Leguizamón

Hosted by Stentor Danielson
In 1996 Argentina adopted genetically modified (GM) soybeans as a central part of its national development strategy. Today, Argentina is the third largest global grower and exporter of GM crops …

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Food November 19, 2020

Diners, Dudes, and Diets

How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture

Emily J. H. Contois

Hosted by Carrie Tippen
In Diners, Dudes, and Diets: How Gender and Power Collide in Food Media and Culture (UNC Press, 2020), Emily Contois argues that the figure of The Dude was invented (or …
Food November 9, 2020

Sacred Cows and Chicken Manchurian

The Everyday Politics of Eating Meat in India

James Staples

Hosted by Sneha Annavarapu
Bovine politics exposes fault lines within contemporary Indian society, where eating beef is simultaneously a violation of sacred taboos, an expression of marginalized identities, and a route to cosmopolitan sophistication …
SSEAC Stories November 5, 2020

Improving Food Security in Laos and Cambodia

A Farmer’s Perspective with Associate Professor Russell Bush

Russell Bush

Hosted by Natali Pearson
Southeast Asia's demand for protein in the form of animal meat is increasing by more than 4% every year. This has important consequences for regional food security and household incomes …
Food October 1, 2020

Farm to Form

Modernist Literature and Ecologies of Food in the British Empire

Jessica Martell

Hosted by Carrie Helms Tippen
In this this interview, Carrie Tippen talks with Jessica Martell about her new book, Farm to Form: Modernist Literature and Ecologies of Food in the British Empire, published in 202 …
Food September 23, 2020

The Chile Pepper in China

A Cultural Biography

Brian R. Dott

Hosted by Joshua Tham
In China, chiles are everywhere. From dried peppers hanging from eaves to Mao’s boast that revolution would be impossible without chiles, Chinese culture and the chile pepper have been intertwined …
Food August 24, 2020

An Archive of Taste

Race and Eating in the Early United States

Lauren F. Klein

Hosted by Diana De Pasquale
There is no eating in the archive. This is not only a practical admonition to any would-be researcher but also a methodological challenge, in that there is no eating—or, at …
Food August 14, 2020

Table Lands

Food in Children's Literature

Kara Keeling and Scott Pollard

Hosted by Carrie Tippen
In this this interview, Carrie Tippen talks Kara Keeling and Scott Pollard about their new book, Table Lands: Food in Children's Literature, published June 2020 by University of Mississippi Press …
Food August 11, 2020

The Nature of the Future

Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Emily Pawley

Hosted by Brian Hamilton
The nostalgic mist surrounding farms can make it hard to write their history, encrusting them with stereotypical rural virtues and unrealistically separating them from markets, capitalism, and urban influences. The …
Art July 24, 2020

Road Sides

An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South

Emily Wallace

Hosted by Carrie Helms Tippen
In this this interview, Carrie Tippen talks with Emily Wallace, author and illustrator of the new book Road Sides: An Illustrated Companion to Dining and Driving in the American South …
Food July 15, 2020

You Have the Right to Remain Fat

Virgie Tovar

Hosted by Christina Gessler
Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it―and …
Food July 15, 2020

Appetite and Its Discontents

Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950

Elizabeth A. Williams

Hosted by Claire Clark
Why do we eat? Is it instinct? Despite the necessity of food, anxieties about what and how to eat are widespread and persistent. In Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine …
Food July 14, 2020

The Government of Beans

Regulating Life in the Age of Monocrops

Kregg Hetherington

Hosted by Aparna Gopalan
By the time Bolivian President Evo Morales was deposed in December 2019, it had become increasingly clear that Latin America’s Pink Tide – the wave of left-leaning, anti-poverty governments which …
Food July 9, 2020

Food In Cuba

The Pursuit of a Decent Meal

Hanna Garth

Hosted by Reighan Gillam
In Food In Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent Meal (Stanford University Press, 2020), Hanna Garth examines the processes of acquiring food and preparing meals in the midst of food …
Food July 1, 2020

Cookbook Politics

Kennan Ferguson

Hosted by Lilly Goren
Many of us have stacks of cookbooks on our shelves, which we look through for ideas and inspiration, or to transport us to distant places with different foods, smells, experiences …
Food July 1, 2020

Dying to Eat

Cross Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death and the Afterlife

Candi K. Cann

Hosted by Carrie Helms Tippen
In this this interview, Carrie Tippen talks with Candi K. Cann, editor of the new collection, Dying to Eat: Cross Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death and the Afterlife (University Press …
Food June 30, 2020

Cookery

Food Rhetorics and Social Production

D. Conley and J. Eckstein

Hosted by Lee Pierce
On this episode of the New Books Network, Dr. Lee Pierce (s/t) interviews editors Donovan Conley and Justin Eckstein about their new book Cookery: Food Rhetorics and Social Production (University …
Food June 4, 2020

Collecting Food, Collecting People

Subsistence and Society in Central Africa

Kathryn M. De Luna

Hosted by Paul Bjerk
In Collecting Food, Collecting People: Subsistence and Society in Central Africa (Yale University Press, 2016), Kathryn M. De Luna documents the evolving meanings borne in the collection of wild foods …
Food May 29, 2020

Branding Japan’s Food

From Meibutsu to Washoku

Katarzyna J. Cwiertka

Hosted by Nathan Hopson
Katarzyna J. Cwiertka and Yasuhara Miho’s Branding Japan’s Food: From Meibutsu to Washoku (University of Hawaii Press, 2020) explores historical and contemporary practices of place branding through food in Japan …
Food May 25, 2020

The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell

Contemporary Appalachian Tables

Elizabeth Engelhardt and Lora Smith

Hosted by Carrie Helms Tippen
In this this interview, Carrie Tippen talks with Elizabeth Engelhardt, co-editor of the new collection The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell: Contemporary Appalachian Tables (Ohio University Press, 2019) …