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Secrets from the Greek Kitchen

David E. Sutton


Secrets from the Greek Kitchen: Cooking, Skill, and Everyday Life on an Aegean Island explores the changing nature of everyday cooking practices on the Greek island of Kalymnos. It asks how cooking skills, practices, and knowledges are being reproduced or transformed, concomitant with other changes associated with contemporary life. Kalymnian islanders, both women and men, have an elaborate, shared discourse on ingredients, tastes, and recipes, and they consciously use food as a way of evoking personal and collective memory. Thus cooking knowledge, controlled mainly by women, has been a key wa ... More

Keywords: cooking, skill, cultural transmission, tools and technology, kitchen spaces, sensory ethnography, memory, tradition and modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520280540
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520280540.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David E. Sutton, author
Southern Illinois University