Street Food and Strikes: A Winter Living, Working, and Exploring in southern France
presented by Daniel Block
Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 12-1 p.m.
Join us as Chicago State professor and local food geographer Daniel Block discusses his time spent during winter 2019-2020 working, researching, and exploring southern France.
For a winter Mr. Block lived in the university city of Montpellier, near the Mediterranean, in a house with a French roommate. He spent days researching street food, the history of street food in Montpellier, and explored the surrounding Languedoc area, including historic cities such as Nimes, Beziers, Sete, and Carcassonne.
Along the way he encountered obstacles such as a long national strike, which constrained his travel, and then faced the looming COVID pandemic, which forced him to leave early and quickly. He will share photos and thoughts on current and historical French street food, southern French life, and the race back to the US before the borders closed.
You don’t want to miss it!