Banner image credit: Dan Lacey, Trump Angry At Pancakes, 24 x 30 inches, acrylic painting on stretched canvas.
Friday, October 5, 2018
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Forum for Scholars and Publics
Old Chem 011
Duke's West Campus Quad
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In the kitchens and backrooms of restaurants around this country, sexual harassment and outright assault have long been tolerated, as we are learning in our #MeToo era. In fact, bullying chefs are sometimes even celebrated in popular culture, their abusive behavior indulged so that "culinary genius" might thrive. How did we get to this point, and what does the future of the food world hold for women and minority rights? The public is invited to join the Center for Documentary Studies' Lecturing Fellow Kelly Alexander for this special convening of her course, "Our Culinary Cultures," to discuss violence in the kitchen with invited guests Colman Andrews, Sandra Gutierrez, and Kim Severson.
Hosted by the Forum for Scholars and Publics, with co-sponsorship by the Center for Documentary Studies, the Department of Cultural Anthropology, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, and the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.
View Samples of Their Food Writing
Don't Blame Michelle Obama for Disgusting School Lunches. Blame Big Agro by Kelly Alexander, The New Republic, October 10, 2014
Hometown Appetites by Kelly Alexander, Saveur, November 19, 2007
Food Writing in the #MeToo Era by Kim Severson, Times Insider, New York Times, July 16, 2018
Mildred Council, a Pillar of Southern Cooking, Is Dead at 89 by Kim Severson, New York Times, May 30, 2018
It's Not Just "Kitchen Talk," It's Abuse by Jen Agg, Eater, September 6, 2018
As a Chef and a Woman, I Regret Joining the Boys' Club by Naomi Pomeroy, Eater, June 21, 2018
In a career that spans more than two decades, Sandra Gutierrez, food writer, cookbook author, and professional cooking instructor, has taught thousands how to cook. Born in the USA, this bilingual, award-winning author of four cookbooks is considered one of the top national experts ...