Kerri Lesh presents at the 117th American Anthropological Association

Last week, Kerri Lesh returned from presenting at the 117th American Anthropological Association's annual meeting in San Jose, California. Her presentation titled "Size (and Shape) Matters: Creating Value with the Basque Language through Wine, Cider, and Font" illustrated the value of using language in its form and content for marketing gastronomic products. Kerri was delighted… Continue reading Kerri Lesh presents at the 117th American Anthropological Association

Grad Student News: Kerri Lesh

This post was also published on The Center for Basque Studies Blog. Kerri Lesh has spent the past calendar year conducting fieldwork in the Basque Country.  Her research investigates how various components of Basque gastronomy promote cultural and linguistic maintenance.  She has spent a significant amount of time living in San Sebastian, and also in Elorrio, learning… Continue reading Grad Student News: Kerri Lesh

Size Matters: How Semiotics is Making History in the World of Wine

This post was also published on FoodAnthropology A “historic milestone” for the Spanish wine-making region of Rioja has been making headlines in the wine world. A new labeling strategy was approved that will shape the way producers from Rioja can market their wine after the 2017 harvest. This decision illustrates the efforts that have been… Continue reading Size Matters: How Semiotics is Making History in the World of Wine

Taste and Terroir as an Anthropological Matter – Summary

This post was also published on FoodAnthropology. Happy New Year! Abigail Adams and I are the new co-editors of the SAFN blog. Our heartfelt thanks to David Beriss, the long-time editor and constant champion of this fantastic resource! We are stepping into big shoes. We will begin our tenure with a series of short overviews… Continue reading Taste and Terroir as an Anthropological Matter – Summary

Review: Making Milk

This post was also published in FoodAnthropology. This interdisciplinary book offers a unique view on the scholarship of milk, which is enhanced by the diverse academic backgrounds from which the authors come. By loosely combining each author’s expertise, to include juridical, political, social, economic, artistic, historical, biological, and environmental perspectives, Making Milk examines ways in… Continue reading Review: Making Milk

Wines of the Basque Country: “Springing” for a bottle of Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli

This post was also published on The Center for Basque Studies Blog. Spring time is approaching (believe it or not), and for me one of my favorite warm weather activities is sitting on a patio with a refreshing rosado or rosé wine. As promised, I intend to share some of the benefits of doing fieldwork in… Continue reading Wines of the Basque Country: “Springing” for a bottle of Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli