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Food Studies
Ken Albala
Program Director

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Albala's Book a Finalist for World Cookbook Award

February 18, 2014
Program Director Ken Albala's latest book, Grow Food, Cook Food, Share Food: Perspectives on Eating from the Past and a Preliminary Agenda for the Future, was named a finalist by Gourmand International for the 2014 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in the category of Culinary History. The winners will be announced at the Beijing Cookbook Fair in May. The book is a practical food history lesson, an editorial on our use of packaged convenience foods, and a call to arms-of the kitchen variety. Mixing food writing and history, adding a dash of cookbook, Albala shares the story of what happened when he started taking food history seriously and embarked on a mission to grow, cook, and share food in the ways that people did in the past.