The Impact of Christian Food Prohibitions on the Evolution of Cuisine from the Late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period
The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference
Roger Smith Hotel
New York, NY
February 7-9, 2013
Date of Presentation
Many cookbooks explore Jewish culinary heritages from Brooklyn to Tashkent; almost no books try to do the same for the world’s Christian food traditions. Why? Food symbolism was and to an extent still is central to Christianity; world Christian communities represent extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity; the richness of food-centered Christian historical legacies over the past two millennia is almost unimaginable. This panel is meant to fill in a little of the blank space on a huge, unaccountably unexplored map.
The Impact of Christian Food Prohibitions on the Evolution of Cuisine from the Late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period.
Paper presented at The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference in New York, NY.