In a turbulent world, food has become a symbol of resilience and survival and its important that we all get involved in leveraging the power of food to make a positive difference for individuals, cultures and countries.
What can you do?
Bring our adventure-filled course, Conflict Cuisine®: An Introduction to War and Peace Around the Dinner Table, to your campus, community group, club or association and prepare for an immersive and thought-provoking experience that will change the way you think about food forever.
What you and your group will learn through Conflict Cuisine®: An Introduction to War and Peace Around the Dinner Table:
The vocabulary related to what is now called social gastronomy (the use of food to promote the common good).
Culinary diplomacy, gastrodiplomacy and how governments and civil society use these concepts to build a more peaceful world through food.
The way in which food drives conflict, and the complex interrelationship between climate change, water supply and urbanization.
U.S. policies that support global food security.
Diaspora cuisines in Washington, DC area and in other parts of the United States.
The importance of food as tool for social justice, for empowerment and for resilience.
Explore local projects centered around practicing social gastronomy.
Consume meals prepared by diaspora chefs and learn how these foods are prepared and where ingredients are sourced.
Gain a better understanding of why food is essential not only for survival, but for the economy.
This course is a rare opportunity learn about Conflict Cuisine® from one of the most respected thought leaders in the field. For more information about bringing the course to your campus, group, association or community, contact email@example.com or fill out the form on our Contact page.
The LIFE Project Cookbook: The Cuisines of Life: Food: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs in Turkey
I am proud to be a co-editor of this cookbook, a work that involved a team in the United States and Turkey, to bring together the food memories of Syrian refugees and Turkish citizens who used the power of gastrodiplomacy to rekindle lives, build respect and support the future of so many people displaced by conflict.
The Cuisines of Life: Food: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs in Turkey, is a wonderful cookbook with tested recipes, excellent stories from around the world, and beautiful photographs of both home cooks and their culinary creations.
Proceeds from the sale of this book go back to the food incubator in Turkey to support investments in projects and to build a strong ecosystem for those who have lost their livelihoods to migration and war.
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The Social Gastronomy Movement
Is food the new internet of the 21st century?
How food and gastronomy can become a tool to connect people and address some of the world’s most pressing issues such as hunger, malnutrition, climate change, or unemployment. Social Gastronomy and its many faces in our current context – join us and learn more about the concept of social gastronomy and entrepreneurs around the world using food as a tool for social change in their local communities.