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My name is Juan Bosque (John Forrest when in English speaking countries).  I was born in Argentina, grew up in Australia, went to university in England and the U.S., and then was professor of anthropology at Purchase College, S.U.N.Y for 32 years.  I am now retired and at first moved back to Argentina for 5 years. Now I live in Kunming, capital of Yunnan province in mainland China. Planning to be in Asia for the foreseeable future. One of my specialties as an anthropologist is ritual and celebration. I also have a passion for world cuisine (and have traveled all over the world in search of dishes in their native homes).  So this blog combines those two interests.  Daily (if possible) I will post an anniversary, birthday, saint’s feast, national holiday or some other reason to mark that date, accompanied by a recipe that is appropriate.  You will find that no matter what the date, there is always something to celebrate and something to cook!

 

Norfolk Steamed Pudding

Norfolk Steamed Pudding

Cazuela de Mariscos

Cazuela de Mariscos

Ceviche in Machu Picchu

Ceviche in Machu Picchu

Spiny Lobster on Easter Island

Spiny Lobster on Easter Island

 

[Profile photo taken in St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Buenos Aires by Kate Reynolds]

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  1. Hello, I am so glad that I have discovered your blog! This is a great idea and I plan to look through more of the blog soon. I am doing research for a presentation on staple foods and traditional dishes of Hispanic countries as part of my dietetic internship and I would like to ask for permission to use an image from this blog. Please respond to the email I provided when convenient. Thank you.

  2. I have missed your blog and hope you are well.

    • Was laid up for a week when I was mowed down by a car, the rest of the gaps are just owing to a heavy schedule. As you might gather, these posts take several hours to compose.

      • Sometimes my promise to post “daily” takes a hit for one reason or another. The trip from Buenos Aires to Kunming made it hard. Now in China even getting online can be a serious challenge.

  3. Good afternoon, Sir.
    I am writing an article on Bela Bartok and the 70th anniversary of his death. Could you kindly tell me where you got the photo of Bartok sitting at his piano from. I would like to obtain the copyright permission in order to be able to reprint it in a publication. My sincere thanks in advance, Daniela

    • Sorry for the delay. I’ve had a very busy few weeks. I am sure the photo is in the public domain. Do an image search on Google.

  4. Those cuisines look so yummy…

  5. John, I hope this is a current site. I often remember fondly the days when you were our pastor. I still consider you a friend. Please email at your earliest convenience.

  6. Hi,
    I read your blog with great interest.
    You did an entry on Marx in which you talk about his favorite dish: pickles with hollandaise sauce. I wonder if you would share the source of this info. Thanks in advance.
    All the best,
    Normand

    • Oh my goodness, you are stretching my poor memory. I write daily and sometimes I just google /person/ plus /favorite food/ It is not my usual habit to give citations because that would be an undue burden. Even though my posts are of necessity derivative in part, they take 2 to 3 hours daily with the need to edit, find photos, videos etc., and I do have a life outside of the blog. Anyway, I found this:http://vegancooking.livejournal.com/3271359.html Maybe it will help? Thanks for your interest and your query.

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