Food and power: in Pollenzo students learn how to use food for a positive creation
Meet our Visiting Professors

Food and power: in Pollenzo students learn how to use food for a positive creation

Nir Avieli is Senior Lecturer of Anthropology at Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva and president of The Israeli Anthropological Association. As cultural anthropologist he has conducted anthropological research in the central Vietnamese town of Hoi An since 1998 and has conducted ethnographic research in Thailand, India, Singapore, and Israel.

Sending a powerful message to the big food companies: How voting with our forks can change food systems
Meet our Visiting Professors

Sending a powerful message to the big food companies: How voting with our forks can change food systems

Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health, Emerita, at New York University.  She is also a Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her research examines scientific and socioeconomic influences on food choice, obesity, and food safety, emphasizing the role of food marketing.

Sustainability is the challenge of the future
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Sustainability is the challenge of the future

A chat with Professor Colin Sage from University College Cork: a geographer working on interconnections of food, agriculture and environment

Stanley Ulijaszek, a nutritional anthropologist from Oxford University to Pollenzo
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Stanley Ulijaszek, a nutritional anthropologist from Oxford University to Pollenzo

Stanley Ulijaszek is Director of the Unit for Biocultural Variation and Obesity, and Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford. His interests are in evolutionary, biocultural and life history approaches to nutritional health, including undernutrition and obesity…

But What Do We Actually Do?
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But What Do We Actually Do?

Today, we have a small interlude from the normal Sunday installment of #MeetTheGastronomes, due to our study trip in Calabria all of last week.  I was supposed to have something whipped up for you, with someone’s story ready in the wings, but since I don’t, I thought I might explain the gastronomes.  Every week they … …read more

Oscar Farinetti’s views on the relationship between the future and the past
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Oscar Farinetti’s views on the relationship between the future and the past

Central to Farinetti’s success has been his perspective on the relationship between the future and the past. The past is something we can only remember, whereas the future we can do something about. He stressed the notion of an assisted destiny, a consideration of the important and positive aspects of our past, which informs the decisions we make in shaping our future….

The journey towards respect
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The journey towards respect

Thoughts and ideas of modern cuisine by Norbert Niederkofler and Christian Puglisi

When G-d decided to become a food writer: The Passover narrative
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When G-d decided to become a food writer: The Passover narrative

Above: Some of the classic foods that American Jews eat for the Passover. Matzah (unleavened bread) is described explicitly in the Bible. Gefilte fish, a type of ground fish loaf, actually has nothing to do with the holiday but it is a tradition for Jews of Central European descent to serve it with the Passover … …read more