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Dr. Gleissner - James Beard Award Recipient for New Book

July 10, 2024

Dr. Gleissner - James Beard Award Recipient for New Book

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Book awards are a great honor and recognition in academia. Last month, one of our professors received such an award - Dr. Philip Gleissner!
The James Beard Awards, established in 1990, are among the most prestigious honors recognizing literature and media in the culinary and food industries.
Join us in congratulating Prof. Philip Gleissner with the 2024 James Beard Media Award for a book that he co-edited with Harry Eli Kashdan “Resilient Kitchen: American immigrant cooking in a time of crisis: Essays and recipes (Rutgers University Press). See the summary below and click the link to learn more.

"Immigrants have left their mark on the great melting pot of American cuisine, and they have continued working hard to keep America’s kitchens running, even during times of crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. For some immigrant cooks, the pandemic brought home the lack of protection for essential workers in the American food system. For others, cooking was a way of reconnecting with homelands they could not visit during periods of lockdown. 

 Resilient Kitchens: American Immigrant Cooking in a Time of Crisis is a stimulating collection of essays about the lives of immigrants in the United States before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, told through the lens of food. It includes a vibrant mix of perspectives from professional food writers, restaurateurs, scholars, and activists, whose stories range from emotional reflections on hardship, loss, and resilience to journalistic investigations of racism in the American food system. Each contribution is accompanied by a recipe of special importance to the author, giving readers a taste of cuisines from around the world. Every essay is accompanied by gorgeous food photography, the authors’ snapshots of pandemic life, and hand-drawn illustrations by Filipino American artist Angelo Dolojan."


We look forward to the continued great work that our faculty produces - congratulations!