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Raspando Coco / Scraping Coconuts – Movie trailer

Hello friends! I am thrilled to announce the trailer release of our documentary film Raspando Coco /Grating Coconuts. This film is in the making! Interest in coconut products has only increased since we launched this campaign. In Ecuador, many different brands of coconut … Seguir leyendo

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Aging, health and diets – Guest lecture at Sonoma State University

I was honored to have been invited to present this lecture at the Anthropology Department of Sonoma State University, on December 4 2015. In this lecture I will look at: Trends in global population aging Differences across world regions and by … Seguir leyendo

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On the prejudice against coconut in the land of Ecuadorian “encocados” (coconut stews)

In an era of trendy diets and “superfoods” from around the world, it is hard to believe that those foods could be inaccessible or even rejected by the people who live near or grow them. Here is a summary of … Seguir leyendo

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Devuélveme el coco / Give me back that coconut! Says Cuban music legend, Benny Moré…

In this classic from the 1940’s, “el bárbaro del ritmo” (the wildman of rhythm), Cuban music legend Benny Moré demands: “¡Devuélveme el coco!”  GIVE ME BACK THAT COCONUT! That’s what we are onto with our Indiegogo #cocofilm project campaign: lets … Seguir leyendo

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Support our film: Coconut and health in Ecuador at Indiegogo

Our indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is almost ready to be launched! Over the past two years I have been researching and learning about the traditional uses and health benefits of coconut which is a traditional food of Esmeraldas, a province of … Seguir leyendo

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Anthropology of food and ethnographic documentary seminar

During the summer of 2014, I taught a course on the Anthropology of food and ethnographic documentary to community members of all ages and U.S. study abroad students in Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador. This seminar is taught as part of … Seguir leyendo

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tamal en hoja, no en lata

“…no tengo nada contrala hojalata, mucho menos contra los tarros de los cuales soy coleccionista; consumo con frecuencia productos enlatados y reconozco en ellos su versatilidad y buen sabor; pero creer que todo se puede enlatar porque la tecnologia lo … Seguir leyendo

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