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Just Food: Food and Culture (Winter 2024) Campus Kitchen’s annual event series continues with its Winter Term 2024 lineup, examining the ways in which food systems interact with issues of social justice.

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After a successful series of events during the Fall Term, Washington and Lee University’s Campus Kitchen returns with its 2023-24 event series Just Food: Food and Culture. With events slated through the winter, this year’s series offers valuable opportunities for W&L students, the campus community and the wider Lexington-Rockbridge community to explore how food interplays with cultural development.

To learn more about the events listed below and to stay up-to-date on programming, visit the Just Food webpage.

Food and Cultural Development with Fabio Parasecoli
Monday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. | Zoom Webinar
Join CKWL and the university’s sociology and anthropology department for a lecture by Fabio Parasecoli, Professor of Food Studies at New York University Steinhardt, and a fellow at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Parasecoli’s research explores the cultural politics of food, particularly in media, design and heritage, and his talk will focus on the role of food in cultural development. Register for the Zoom Webinar here.

Food and the Jewish Diaspora with Leah Koenig
Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. | Zoom Webinar
Cookbook author Leah Koenig will discuss her experience exploring the similarities and differences in Jewish cuisine and culture across the Jewish Diaspora and her newest cookbook, “Portico: Cooking and Feasting in Rome’s Jewish Kitchen.” The event is presented by CKWL and W&L Hillel. Register for the Zoom Webinar here.

“Seeds of Vandana Shiva” Film Screening
Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. | Stackhouse Theater
CKWL and W&L’s Environmental Studies Program present a screening of the 2022 film “The Seeds of Vandana Shiva.” The feature-length documentary presents the remarkable life story of Gandhian eco-activist and agro-ecologist, Vandana Shiva.

Food and the Muloma Heritage Center with Chef Adrian Lipscombe
Monday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. | Zoom Webinar
Join CKWL for a presentation from chef Adrian Lipscombe about the work of the Muloma Heritage Center, a non-profit organization that serves as an educational, culinary and pastoral destination exploring the African Atlantic influences in American culture and their contribution to American cuisines that bridge the gap between the past, present and future. Register for the Zoom Webinar here.