Thursday, September 13, 2007

Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery

I just returned from England and the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery. Despite jet lag, i have returned invigorated and a reminded of how food connects us all. The symposium is two days of intellectual stimulation, fun, eating and companionship. I heard presentations and considered challenges on the theme of Food and Morality on topics ranging from the culture of growing poppies in Turkey to considerations of cannibalism. The vibrancy of the research and the breadth of topics merely underscores the importance of the study of food.

Upon returning I find an in-box full of emails referencing great projects for SoFAB, many menus and ephemera having been donated and plans for new exhibits. I am very excited to see just how relevant SoFAB is to the world. I am glad to be back.