Culinary Citizen, Episode 6: Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman

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In this episode, aired in December 2015, Kelsey and Sam talk with Dr. Johanna Mendelson Forman, Scholar-in-Residence at American University and the creator of a new course, Conflict Cuisines. The course, taught to undergraduates, focuses on two aspects of food and conflict — first of all, how the lack of food security in conflict zones can drive mass migration, as we have seen throughout history, and then how food can provide comfort and a new sense of home for immigrants in their new communities.

“Taste memory is very important in building communities up again,” says Dr. Mendelson Forman. ”

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