"Food Fights: Sephardic Food and Identity in Medieval Spain"

Activity: Talk typesInvited presentation


What was Jewish cuisine like in medieval Spain and what did Christians think it was like? In this paper I explore what foods were recommended by Sephardic authors as part of a healthy and spiritually rewarding lifestyle, as well as explore how Sephardic cuisine had a prominent place in the literary and cultural imagination of medieval Christian Spaniards, for whom Jewish food and foodways came to be associated with a host of misperceptions about Jews and Jewish life and belief.
PeriodFeb 7 2018
Held atTemple of Aaron 616 Mississippi River Blvd St Paul, MN 55116


  • Sephardic
  • food studies
  • Spain
  • Inquisition
  • Mexico
  • History
  • Spanish Literature