Food studies

Darra Goldstein

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Darra Goldstein is the Willcox and Harriet Adsit Professor of Russian at
Williams College and Founding Editor of Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and
Culture, named the 2012 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation.
She has published numerous books and articles on literature, culture, art, and
cuisine, and has organized several exhibitions, including Graphic Design in the
Mechanical Age and Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500-2005, both
at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. She is also the author of four
cookbooks: A Taste of Russia (nominated for a Tastemaker Award), The Georgian
Feast (winner of the 1994 IACP Julia Child Award for Cookbook of the Year), The
Winter Vegetarian, and Baking Boot Camp at the CIA (IACP award finalist). Goldstein
has consulted for the Council of Europe as part of an international group
exploring ways in which food can be used to promote tolerance and diversity,
and under her editorship the volume Culinary Cultures of Europe: Identity,
Diversity and Dialogue was published in 2005. Goldstein has also consulted for the
Russian Tea Room and Firebird restaurants in New York and served on the
Board of Directors of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She
is currently Food Editor of Russian Life magazine and the series editor of
California Studies in Food and Culture (University of California Press), a book series
that seeks to broaden the audience for serious scholarship in food studies.


Stanford University, Ph.D., Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1983

Stanford University, M.A., Slavic Languages and Literatures, 1976

Vassar College, B.A., Modern Languages, 1973

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