Conflict Cuisine® began as a course at American University’s School of International Service exploring how food of the diaspora communities in Washington reflected the state of conflicts around the globe, why food is a form of power that can be leveraged for good, as well as why it’s a driver of conflict even in the 21st century.
Since then we have a grown into a robust resource hub for those seeking to join the lively discussion on why food is so central to both survival and resilience in zones of conflict, and why foods brought to the U.S. by communities around the globe provide not only sustenance but also a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural roots that have created new tastes and appetites in the American palate.
The course Conflict Cuisine®: An Introduction to War and Peace Around the Dinner Table is still offered today to communities, campuses, organizations, groups and associations around the world, and we’re thrilled to have become a recognized leader on the topic and a resource for those seeking insight, information and inspiration to anyone interested in food as a pathway to making change in the world.
We look forward to continuing this exciting and important conversation!
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