Serving Up: Essays on food, identity and culture

By Zoe Adjonyoh

A new and vital food-inspired anthology examining the politics behind what we eat.

Food & drink | Politics
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Serving Up: Essays on food, identity and culture is a collection of essays from food writers from around the globe sharing their culinary journeys and examining the intersections between the personal and the political when it comes to food.

Renowned chef and activist, Zoe Adjonyoh has curated an extraordinary range of voices from the food industry: chefs, journalists, recipe developers, community organisers, podcast producers, activists, educators, and historians for Serving Up: Essays on food, culture and identity.

Yoshivel Elise Chrinos explores the treatment of food in Latinx cinema, while Apoorva Sripathi writes about inheritance in food and identity. Lee Tran Lam uncovers Sydney's vibrant vegan food scene, and Lenore Adkins exposes cultural appropiation in food. We also have Abigail Koffler's story of Hamantaschen, Tiffani Rozier investigating the parallels between food and grief, and Cynthia Greenlee's incredible ode to the humble hot dog.

Conversations shift to the future of food with Izzie Ramirez's piece on how to develop young talent, Riana Lynn examining what innovation looks like, and Fatima Tarkleman writing about everyday activism. In this collection, Mavis-Jay Sanders, Scott Alves Barton, Selasie Dotse and Tambra Raye Stevenson each shine a spotlight on the value of community and inclusivity in their distinctive, yet powerful essays.

This book will also feature a foreword from best-selling and award-winning author,Yasmin Khan, and an introduction from Zoe herself reinforcing how and why we should all actively decolonise our diets, starting from today. 

Image credits: Design by Mecob. Images: Nadia Snopek / Shutterstock.com. Book designs, cover and other images are for illustrative purposes and may differ from final design.

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