Water: Elixir of Taste

Water is to India what soil is to Europe, says design researcher Priya Mani. An exploration of the idea that water, or the lack of it, is responsible for the intrinsic taste of foods.
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Foraging As Resistance

Artist film-maker Jumana Manna's new film "Foragers" is about the criminalisation of herb-picking culture in Palestine and Israel. An exclusive interview for The Common Table by Sophia Hoffinger.
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On Food and Connection

David Matchett grew up on a farm in Armagh in the 1970s then went on to establish himself in the London gastro scene. A story about food, identity and belonging.
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Growing a Network

Berlin's Die Gemeinschaft was founded to bring transparency and better communication to the secretive world of top gastronomy.
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Architectural Acupuncture

Architect Xu Tiantian on her team's network of interventions involving rural food production in Songyang, China to improve the well-being of the entire region.
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Mother’s Hand Taste

Jiwon Woo's project explores whether "son-mat", the flavour imparted to fermented foods by families' unique microflora, can be transmitted through generations and across continents.
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Oxford Symposium at 40

Change the conversation, expand the table, improve the plate. The legendary Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery turns 40 and it will be a (virtual) feast.
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What is Local?

"Local" is often used as a buzzword for sustainable practice but its meaning depends on context. Local for whom? A Berlin conversation between Mary Scherpe and Sinthujan Varatharajah.
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