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  • Writer's pictureJocette Lee

Cuma//joo mah: Around the Table

I was on a podcast, eek! I am excited to share a recently released podcast where I was interviewed by a friend at 'Stories of our City.' I talk about my love for food and the importance of food as tool for connection and community. I discuss how food has allowed me to connect with my Turkish-in-laws and find my place in an unfamiliar setting while gathering around the table. If you want to listen, I will link it here. My relationship to food, my academic focus on gastronomy and my personal experience using food to connect with a new culture come together in this sweet 14-minute episode. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Things I am loving:

  • The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books: "The book women rode 100 to 120 miles a week, on their own horses or mules, along designated routes, regardless of the weather. If the destination was too remote even for horses, they dismounted and went on foot."

  • How Our Relationships Affect What We Eat : "It seems like a simple thing, but food is such an integral part of a family’s culture that dietary preferences and restrictions can create subtle cracks in relationships. When mealtime customs are broken or disregarded, it can lead to more strife in some relationships than others. Conflict seems particularly likely to arise when someone you’re close to changes their diet."

  • I love this shop, Novel Mart, and all their fun food-themed clothing!

Notice some recent changes around here?

We are in the process of rebranding the blog! For quite some time, I have known that Hasat Günü is a mouthful, especially for those not used to speaking Turkish. We shortened the name to 'Hasat,' meaning 'harvest' in Turkish. Our new website URL is and our Instagram handle is @hasatco. If you are already following or subscribed to the blog, you do not need to update or change anything about how you engage with this space. This is simply an update that changes are happening, new designs are coming and the creative energy is flowing! Stay tuned!


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