The ghosts of taste: food and the cultural politics of authenticity

  title={The ghosts of taste: food and the cultural politics of authenticity},
  author={Kaelyn E Stiles and {\"O}zlem Altıok and Michael Mayerfeld Bell},
  journal={Agriculture and Human Values},
We add a political culture dimension to the debate over the politics of food. Central to food politics is the cultural granting of authenticity, experienced through the conjuring of relational presences of authorship. These presences derive from the faces and the places of relationality, what we term the ghosts of taste, by which food narratives articulate claims of the authorship of food by people and environments, and thus claim of authenticity. In this paper, we trace the often-conflicting… 
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