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De Chapingo a Somora/From Chapingo to Sonora: Rosetta Cuadernos/Notebooks 4

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by Daniel Kent Carrasco
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The Rosetta Notebooks are published as part of an innovative project at the Mexico City restaurant led by Chef Elena Reygadas.

Each volume offers a short, incisive text written by a renowned scholar who explores aspects of food culture, health, and environmental concerns.

Chef Reygadas notes:

I’m convinced that we should also consider our work as cooks beyond its hedonistic function. In a world like ours—devastated by climate change, social inequality,, systemic violence, sexism, racism, and the degradation of political life, to mention just a few of many ills—a restaurant should provide a platform for reflection and positive contributions to society.

In From Chapinga to Sonora, Daniel Kent Carrasco, a historian at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, traces the singular history of Pandurang Khankhoje, an Indian-born agricultural scientist and revolutionary. After travels through many countries, Khankhoje became a Mexican citizen and an important figure in the collision between agrarianism and agroindustry. This colorful account is part of an ongoing exploration of Khankhoje's life and influence.

References for further reading are included for anyone interested in deeper examination of Khankhoje's life and the issues he confronted.

In Spanish and English. Paperback. Staplebound. 8 ⅛” x 10 ⅝”. 48 pages.

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