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