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Karin Vaneker
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Peter J. Matthews left a comment for Karin Vaneker
"Dear Karen, Dodonaeus (1618) - I have photographs of the book and the relevant pages on taro made when a bookseller in Japan showed me an original copy. If nothing has been translated, perhaps we could work together to publish a translation of the…"
Apr 17, 2012
Karin Vaneker replied to Stewart Vanning's discussion Translator of Hebrew and Latin to English
"www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org -google Colocasia & you'll find the Hebrew spelling and a reference to Ma'as 5:8 which might be an abbrevation of the first Book of the Torah 'Ma'aseh B'reshit' (Genesis). I also found a…"
Apr 7, 2012
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Wet cultivation of Colocasia esculenta

Session C17. Wet cultivation of Colocasia esculenta in the Indo-Pacific: archaeological, technological, social, and biological perspectives (IPPA 2009, Hanoi)
Apr 7, 2012
Karin Vaneker replied to Ilaria Maria Grimaldi's discussion Colocasia (Qolqas) samples needed!!!
"Did you try the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot (Israel) www.weizmann.ac.il/plants/ --Department of Plant Sciences. Good Luck! Karin"
Apr 7, 2012
Karin Vaneker left a comment for Peter J. Matthews
"Dear Peter, I'd love to read the article, also I might be able to help your/the student looking for info about Iran & Colocasia. Today by accident I was looking into Clusius, the/his 'alcoleaz' observations in Portugal in…"
Apr 7, 2012
Peter J. Matthews left a comment for Karin Vaneker
"Dear Karin, How appropriate that you joined this network today! My own efforts in research and writing and editing, and the efforts of many others, have led to the publication TODAY of: M. Spriggs, D. Addison and P. J. Matthews (2012) Irrigated Taro…"
Apr 6, 2012
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Apr 6, 2012

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Oostzaan, The Netherlands
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researcher, other
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Edible Aroids in Cultures & Cuisines with a specific interest in L. Xanthosoma spp.
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English, German, French, Spanish and Dutch (of course)
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Karin Vaneker graduated from the AKI Academy of Visual Arts in Enschede, the Netherlands. She later attended Sint-Lukas, Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Brussel, Belgium. She has written for numerous Dutch newspapers and (trade) magazines, specializing in trends and the cultural and other histories of ingredients and cuisines, and published several books. At present Vaneker is researching the potential of edible aroids in cultures and cuisines. This venture started in 2003, when someone asked her if the highly popular Surinamese oven dish Pom, which uses pomtajer (L. Xanthosoma spp.) as a major ingredient, was of Creole or Jewish origin. The dish has crossed all kinds of social and cultural boundaries and is part of the intangible, living cultural heritage of the former Dutch colony Surinam. When, in around 1975, Surinam became independent, a large part of the population crossed the Atlantic Ocean and migrated to The Netherlands, taking with them Pom and the Xanthosoma or pomtajer. Compared with the potato, for which numerous recipes and preparation techniques exist, the potential of edible aroids in cultures and cuisines has yet to be explored. To address this gap, Vaneker investigates traditional preparation methods and recipes and explores possibilities in domestic cuisines, gastronomy and the food industry.
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Journal of the Association for the Study of Food & Society (ASFS)

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At 15:33 on April 17, 2012, Peter J. Matthews said…

Dear Karen,

Dodonaeus (1618) - I have photographs of the book and the relevant pages on taro made when a bookseller in Japan showed me an original copy.

If nothing has been translated, perhaps we could work together to publish a translation of the text related to taro?

Best regards, Peter (please contact me c/o researchcooperative at gmail dot com).

At 23:13 on April 6, 2012, Peter J. Matthews said…

Dear Karin,

How appropriate that you joined this network today! My own efforts in research and writing and editing, and the efforts of many others, have led to the publication TODAY of:

M. Spriggs, D. Addison and P. J. Matthews (2012) Irrigated Taro (Colocasia esculenta) in the Indo-Pacific: Biological, Social and Historical Perspectives (Senri Ethnological Studies 78). Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology. 363 pp., with index.

We have one chapter that focuses specifically on the food uses of wild taro in the Philippines. Xanthosoma sagittifolium is mentioned in two or three chapters. The print run will be distributed free, and we expect to release an online PDF edition eventually, after permission is obtained from our contributors.

Thanks for joining!

P.

 
 
 

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