Framing Recipes: Identity, Relationships, Norms 4-5/12/2018

The Book of Abstracts is available here.

4-5th December 2018
Crociera Alta di Studi Umanistici, University of Milan
via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122 Milano MI

This inaugural conference of the Culinary Mind Network is devoted to the study of recipes from a philosophical perspective. The conference brings together a strong and assorted cohort of scholars and experts (e.g. cooks, writers) on recipes, with a primary philosophical focus. All are welcome to attend.

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Conference Program

DAY 1 – Tuesday 4.12. 
Chair: Matthias Kaiser (University of Bergen, Norway)

8:30 welcome desk / registration
9:00 welcome address: Andrea Borghini (University of Milan, Italy)
9:30 plenary talk / Johanna Mendelson Forman (American University, USA), Is Social Gastronomy a Recipe for Peace?
10:20 Patrik Engish (University of Fribourg, Switzerland), Traditions in Action: Recipes, Memory, and Representation
11:10 coffee break
11:40 Sanna Hirvonen (London, UK), Recipes Without Makers
12:15 Davide Bordini (University of Liege, Belgium), The Tastes of a Recipe

12:50 lunch break

Chair: Kristina Pucko (University of Milan, Italy)

14:30 Lisa Palmer (University of Maryland, USA), One Meal a Day
15:05 Giuliano Torrengo (University of Milan, Italy) & Akiko Frischhut (Akita University, Japan), Time for After-Tasters
15:40 Gabriele Ferretti (University of Florence, Italy) & Andrea Borghini (University of Milan, Italy), Dip It Before You Eat It! Recipes and Affordances
16:15 coffee break
16:45 Virgil Brower (Charles University, Czech Republic), Recipes & Algorithms: Ingredients, Concoctions & Empirical Mathematics
17:20 plenary talk / Enrico Bonadio (City Law School, London, UK), Can Food Recipes and Presentations be Protected by Copyright? Some “Tasty” Reflections
18:10 end of the 1st day

DAY 2 – Wednesday 5.12.
Chair: Sanna Hirvonen (London, UK)

9:00 plenary talk / Cain Todd (University of Lancaster, UK), Authenticity and the ‘Natural’ in Recipes
9:50 plenary talk / Gyorgy Scrinis (University of Melbourne, Australia), The Recipe on the Packaged Food Label: The Design and Marketing of the Nutrient Profile and Ingredients in Ultra-Processed Foods
10:40 coffee break
11:10 Nicola Piras (University of Sassari-Alghero, Italy) & Andrea Borghini (University of Milan, Italy), From Foods to Dishes, and Back
11:45 panel / Recipes Across Borders:

  • Antonia Klugman (Restaurant L’Argine a Vencò, Dolegna del Collio (Go), Italy)
  • Enrico Vignoli (Postrivoro, Italy)
  • Susan Barocas (Food Writer, Washington D.C., USA)
  • Cesare Battisti (Restaurant Ratanà, Milan, Italy)

Moderator: Francesca Mastrovito (University of Bologna, Italy)

12:45 lunch break

Chair: Patrik Engish (University of Fribourg, Switzerland)

14:00 1st workshop Johanna Mendelson Forman (American University, USA) & Susan Barocas (Food Writer, Washington D.C., USA) & Francesco Guala (University of Milan, Italy), Recipes for Cultural Integration15:30 coffee break
16:00 2nd workshop Anne Barnhill (Johns Hopkins University, USA) & Matteo Bonotti (Monash University, Australia), Recipes and the Politics of Dieting
17:30 plenary talk / Ben Wurgaft (MIT, USA), A Recipe For Happiness: Artificial Flesh and the Reshuffling of Moral Norms
18:20 conclusions & goodbye to the audience
18:30 wrap up session with the members of the network: what’s next?
19:00 aperitivo!