I've been cooking for freedom - Cancelled

Track:
UNDER LOCKDOWN/IN THE WAKE OF COVID I
What:
Talk
When:
9:30, Thursday 6 May 2021 (30 minutes)
Discussion:
0
Antje Baecker, Institute of Anthropology, Germany


In this auto-ethnographic report, I reflect on how cooking foreign dishes during the COVID-19 lockdown brought back memories of my preference for foreign dishes during my youth in East Germany (GDR). I want to explain why cooking and tasting foreign dishes gave me a sense of freedom back then and why this practice did not have the same effect during the lockdown in spring 2020. With this presentation I would like to draw attention to a special food culture in the GDR that has received little attention so far.

Presenter
Institute of Anthropology - University of Leipzig / Germany
Anthropologist