In the Pipeline: June 2013
In The Pipeline

In the Pipeline: June 2013

Starting today, The Daily Opium brings you In the Pipeline – a twice-monthly roundup of upcoming conferences, lectures, and other events to get up to speed on the social sciences. Interested parties may contact the editorial staff by clicking on “Contact Us” on the left sidebar or by emailing thedailyopium@gmail.com. Image courtesy of: ateneopress.org The … Continue reading

A Filled Bowl and a Filled Palate: Finding National Identity through Food and Horror Vacui
News and Features

A Filled Bowl and a Filled Palate: Finding National Identity through Food and Horror Vacui

Food remains a crucial window to any culture. A survey of taste and preparation reveals to us a culture’s worldview, attitudes, and even conflict resolution patterns. In addition, a cuisine’s favored ingredients reveals a lot about the ecological  and economic roots of its unique flavors. Food therefore is a very potent tool to understand and … Continue reading