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1. Édouard Glissant, Poetics of Relation (1990)
*We want to emphasize the expansive and significant ways of knowing that run through our research and our table. Our way of scientific research and intuitive understanding go hand in hand are thus considered to be interconnected. One does not exclude the other; both are crucial components to reach new conclusions.
THE FIRST SUPPER
1.1 Tabili Manifesto (est. 2021)
1.2 De Tafel by Bram Schweckhorst
THE GARDEN OF EDEN
2.2 Recipe: Italian Tiramisu - “a pick me up”
2.3 Study: “The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A procedure and some preliminary findings.” – A. Aron
3.1 Defining: street food
4.1 Seasonality in food
4.2 The seasons of life: a personal essay
5.1 Food culture: an informative essay
5.2 On eating and drinking by Khalil Gibran
5.3 Scientific resources and additional reading material
6.1 Breaking bread
6.2 Defining commensality
7.1 From habit to ritual
7.2 Rituals and food: an informative essay
7.3 Bunna Maffrate
7.4 (dis)/sociate by senakirfa
8.1 Excerpt from the book Nourishing Wisdom: A Mind/Body Approach to Nutrition and Well-Being, by Marc David
THE TABLE GUESTS
9.1 The practice of Nigerian pottery: Igbo, Yoruba, Gwari, Bini
10.1 New York Times on the definition of a block party
11.1 Tableaux Pièges by Daniel Spoerri
11.3 Collecting as a Means Of by senakirfa
11.4 Kitchen table series by Carrie Mae Weems
11.5 Guide to foraging
12.1 Family table talk - an area for sociological study by James H. S. Bossard
12.2 Hungry Planet: What The World Eats by Peter Menzel
12.3 Excerpt from the book all about love by Bell Hooks