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Towards A Sociology Of Turkish Food: Zeynep Kilic’s Tables of Istanbul

“While food is one of the two fundamental pillars of human survival — water being the other — how often do we stop to think about food in a socio-cultural sense? For Zeynep Kilic, sociology professor, Fulbright Scholar, and Turkish transplant in Alaska, Turkish food has been the link between her new world in the US and her upbringing in Turkey…” My 34th article for HuffPost, and my first feature for HuffPost Taste.

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Nibble Nibble Here, Nibble Nibble There

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedinA strange local phenomenon: Czech people eat in public all the time. Not just normal eat-on-the-go types of foods like gyros, ice cream or pizza. You see them at tram and metro stops nibbling on peices of bread. Not French bread, or croissants, or even decent healthy-looking bread. It’s always the cheap, nasty Czech bread… Continue reading Nibble Nibble Here, Nibble Nibble There

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Absolut Inebriation

emailFacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrStumbleUponDiggRedditBufferLinkedinAs distasteful a drink as vodka is, when you have allergies that prevent you from drinking anything else then you must simply get used to it. Come to love it almost. Sometimes I wonder whether I was Russian in a past life because the only alcohol my allergies permit me to imbibe is vodka, because… Continue reading Absolut Inebriation