Private kitchens might imply that these sites are contained within the walls of a residential building where food is prepared for and consumed by kin. All true. Yet, here private is used to speak of visceral lessons and emotional imprints a person remembers in the process of recalling culinary experiences. Stories within this section are not limited to food encounters rooted only in a person’s home space, as food’s visceral teachings and effective impact extends beyond the privacy of homes. Private kitchens groups people’s stories whose passion for food is not linked to their livelihood.

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Submissions from 2022

Interview no. 1732, Elisa Licona Southern

Interview no. 1733, Lucy Fischer-West

Interview no. 1735, Marion Christina Rohrleitner

Submissions from 2019

Interview no. 1677, Yolanda Chavez Leyva

Interview no. 1678, Jake Jacobs

Interview no. 1679, Parul Haribhai

Interview no. 1722, Paul Contreras

Interview no. 1726, Saul D. Torres

Interview no. 1730, Luz Maria Aguirre

Interview no. 1731, Patricia Sweisferd