“What are people claiming when they say that a food is local?” An Interview With David Beriss

Local food or not? Photo by David Beriss

David Sutton

In this fifth installment of interviews with anthropologists about their work on food I talk with longtime friend and collaborator David Beriss about his work in France, Martinique, and New Orleans, and how he has always focused on why culture is something that people want to fight about and how people debate culture through food. He considers issues of race, creolization, terroir and the ironies of the “eat local challenge” in New Orleans.  

This interview is part of SAFN’s ongoing series of interviews with food anthropologists.

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