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Ottoman Cuisine

Food Plays Its Role in a Borderless World

A Recipe for Mashing Civilizations

Despite what culinary chauvinists claim, few cuisines have developed in isolation. The history of foodstuffs and food words is a history full of migration, adoption and constant civilizational mashups.

Recipes for Disaster

Recipes for Disaster

Food nationalism started with the formation of nation states and the breakup of empires in recent centuries. Cuisine, like political borders, became an effective tool for marking new distinctions, used by chauvinists and genocidaires as a weapon.