Having a background in Archaeology and Sociology and passion for experimental archaeology and historic and contemporary foodways, Mariana Kavroulaki is the founder and soul of GCH & CA. She specializes in the Greek food history and gastronomy and has a keen interest in the sensory archaeology and the imagined narratives because they both have the power to provide us with alternative ways to rethink the past. So, Mariana recreates historic banquets (Edible history project) and creates food events (Edible Narratives: Food as symbol, metaphor and allegory). She is the author of many articles and two books: the "Language of Taste" - a dictionary of Greek Gastronomy (Gourmand award 2012)- and the "Adventure of food in Greece" (under publ. Hestia). She is currently at work on "Fear cuisine: The impact of food crisis and financial crisis on the cooking in Greece". She also blogs at the History of Greek Food (www.historyofgreekfood.eu). Mariana Kavroulaki is the founder and co-organizer of the Symposia of Greek Gastronomy (biennial conference). Here, she indulges her obsession for all aspects of Greek food and drink (www.greekgastronomy.wordpress.com). Her work has been featured in various magazines and publications internationally.
Ano Daratsos, Khania / Crete / Greece
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