A ZOOM DISCUSSION WITH ANNE MENELEY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 5:30 PM.

Anne Meneley, professor of anthropology at Trent University, in Ontario, will talk with us about her decades-long research into the history and politics behind Mediterranean olive-oil production, distribution, and consumption. From earliest Athens to the expensive restaurants of contemporary Northern California, the centrality of olive oil characterizes some of the most esteemed cuisines. Anne will discuss how our perceptions of olive oil’s “ancientness” and “naturalness” have joined with our perceptions of its “artisanality” and “extravirginity” to give it a “golden” reputation perhaps unrivaled by any other food.

Here are the Zoom address and password for this event:
https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/91822057244?pwd=bkNsQmMyQ1lVNmRGOTBSNG16VG9vQT09
 Password 714066. If you would like a copy of one of Anne’s articles on the subject, write David McMurray at mcmurrad@gmail.com.