Feb 7 "Sephardic Food & Identity in Medieval Spain"

Michelle Hamilton (Spanish and Portuguese, University of Minnesota)

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
7:30 pm Temple of Aaron
616 Mississippi River Blvd
St. Paul, MN 55116

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.
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