Portrait - Nora Bouazzouni, author of "Faiminisme"

Portrait - Nora Bouazzouni, author of "Faiminisme"

« What do patriarchy and a steak have to do with each other ? Where are the female chefs hiding ? Is agriculture a men’s business ? ». These witty and assertive words are those of Nora Bouazzouni, french journalist and author of « Faiminisme, quand le sexisme passe à table » which could be translated to « Faiminism, sexism by the menu ». Nora writes like she speaks, sitting on her couch in the 11th arrondissement in the heart of Paris, a warm cup in hand. 

From domestic chores to female farmers, from the diet industry to sexism in professional kitchens, she directs in an uncompromising way, from « Patriarche parmentier » to « Madame est asservie » (so many puns in french, sorry), why and how food and feminism are a tightly woven knit. 

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On coffee, and taking the time.

On coffee, and taking the time.

“Coffee glides into one’s stomach and sets all of one’s mental processes in motion… Memories charge in, bright flags on high; the cavalry of metaphor deploys with a magnificent gallop; the artillery of logic rushes up with clattering wagons and cartridges; on imagination’s orders, sharpshooters sight and fire; forms and shapes and characters rear up; the paper is spread with ink – for the nightly labor begins and ends with torrents of this black water, as a battle opens and concludes with black powder.”

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