Women cooks from the land: a dialogue on the role of women in shaping culinary and gastronomic heritage
By Josep Bernabeu-Mestre and María Tormo Santamaría1
The event will consist of a dialogue on women cooks from the land, addressing the leading role women should play in shaping culinary and gastronomic traditions and the factors that help understand why they have been overlooked in historical accounts of the development of culinary and gastronomic knowledge. Besides analysing how women started to gain prominence and the way ethnographic research contributed to their increased visibility, the event will highlight that women must continue to fight for recognition as generators and transmitters of culinary knowledge or the reasons why the glass ceiling has not yet been shattered in the field of avant-garde cuisine, among other issues.
1 Respectively, professor and lecturer in the area of History of Science at the University of Alicante, in charge of the following subjects: History and Foundations of Gastronomy (Undergraduate Degree in Gastronomy and Culinary Arts) and Gastronomy, Culinary Traditions and Health (Undergraduate Degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics). Co-authors of the essay “Historia de una confluencia: alimentación, gastronomía y nutrición en el camino del sabor, la salud y la sostenibilidad” [History of a convergence: food, gastronomy and nutrition on the road to taste, health and sustainability] (Publicaciones Universidad de Alicante, 2021).
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Sala Rafael Altamira en la Sede de la Universidad de Alicante
Date: 09/24/2021 Time: 19: 30-20: 30
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