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The Mirror of Erised

In the first book of the Harry Potter Series, Harry discovers a large mirror hidden away in Hogwarts Castle which allows him to gaze upon his heart’s desire. 660 more words


Water from Stone

“A research tour de force that seamlessly melds archaeology, geology, ecology, environmental history, and a contemporary conservation ethic. Not only is this volume a must read for scholars interested in Florida’s past, but it is one that deserves to be read by anyone interested in Florida’s threatened environments.”—T. 291 more words


Humility & Manhood in Kings of Summer

King’s of Summer is a film from 2013 that is well worth watching. I imagine watching it with my son sometime late in high school. It captures the ways in which we stretch out toward manhood, fail, and find something far larger waiting for us in the reaching. 504 more words

5th Annual Yale Food Systems Symposium

Were you planning to participate in the Yale Food Systems Symposium this year? Depending on your plans, you may be happy to learn that they have changed the date (due to a conflict with a religious holiday) and extended the deadline for submitting proposals. 428 more words


Following the Thread: A Reflection on Princess and the Goblin

Image from Periwinkle Promises

The Princess Irene is given a ring. This ring, a gift from her great great grandmother, is tied to it a thin but incredibly strong thread. 820 more words


New Associate Editor

Dr. Katharina Graf (kg38@soas.ac.uk), who recently received her DPhil in the Anthropology of Food from SOAS-University of London, will be joining SAFN as Associate Book Review Editor for the Blog. 36 more words


Review: Bitter and Sweet

Bitter and Sweet: Food, Meaning and Modernity in Rural China. Ellen Oxfeld. University of California Press, 2017.

David E. Sutton
Southern Illinois University

The residents of Moonshadow Pond, a village in the Guandong province of southeastern China, care deeply about their food. 1,935 more words