On January 31, 2022, Harry Eli Kashdan led a lively lecture and discussion for the second "Bite-Sized Talks" event, “How to Read a Cookbook: Cuisine and the Nation in Ottolenghi's London.”
Dr. Kashdan holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from University of Michigan, and was Lauro de Bosis Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian at Harvard University and Postdoctoral Scholar in the Global Mediterranean at The Ohio State University before joining the University of Pennsylvania as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities during the 2021-22 year. His current projects include a monograph exploring neighborly relationships between host countries and migrants in the Mediterranean, articles on Syrian refugee cookbooks and Italian food and travel television, and a co-edited volume of essays by American immigrant food writers on the COVID-19 pandemic, forthcoming in Fall 2022 from Rutgers University Press.
If you weren't able to join us, you can view the recording here. Co-sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program at Penn
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