„20th Cambridge Heritage Symposium: Cooking Identities and Tasting Memories: The Heritage of Food“

Lecturer from the Bioeconomy Development Faculty of Business and Rural Development Research Institute dr. Rasa Pranskuuuniene visited CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY (UK) and attended „20th Cambridge Heritage Symposium: Cooking Identities and Tasting Memories: The Heritage of Food“ during  9 – 11 of  May 2019. The annual Cambridge Heritage Symposium (CHS) was set up in 1996 as a forum for discussing and sharing ideas, questions, and case studies arising from working with or studying heritage. In short symposium organisers wanted to provide an opportunity for talking and thinking together around topical issues within the wide framework of heritage studies. From the outset the Symposia have aimed to create an annual forum to bring together students, university and independent researchers, heritage practitioners and managers, to thinking critically and creatively about topical issues within the field. Over the years the organisers sought to retain the strong emphasis on discussion, and have aimed at days that focus on learning together.  „20th Cambridge Heritage Symposium „Cooking Identities and Tasting Memories: The Heritage of Food“ is exploring and challenging how food is or becomes heritage and how, in turn, this shapes identities or cultural practices provides an avenue to appreciate difference while also demonstrating how all facets of food – its ingredients, preparation, and its consumption – can be unifying within and between cultures. The conference was divided into three themes: Identity, the heritagisation of food, and ceremony.