An exploration of the kitchen as point of departure for telling stories and understanding places. What we cook and how we cook it as a material expression of history, of economy, of changing situations (ecological, ideological, social). In the kitchen, intimacy and politics are indistinguishable, the protagonists are mostly women, and theorizing is always tempered by eating. Maggie Schmitt is a translator, researcher and writer based in Madrid. She is the co-author of The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey. She holds a B.A. from Harvard in Literature and has conducted advanced graduate studies in Social Anthropology and Mediterranean Studies at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Schmitt works in various media—writing, production, photography, video—exploring and recording the daily practices of ordinary people as a way of understanding political and social realities.