Álvaro Cunqueiro Gourmet or the Fight against Alchemical Barbarism

Authors

  • María Liñeira The John Rutherford Centre for Galician Studies, The Queen’s College, University of Oxford

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/abriu2012.1.104

Keywords:

Álvaro Cunqueiro, identity, gastronomic literature, food industry, Catalonia

Abstract

This article examines the relationship between food and identity, taking as a case-study the gastronomic literature of the galeguista writer Álvaro Cunqueiro, mediator of Galician culture in the Spanish cultural field. This paper presents a reflection on the cross-pollination of ideas between Cunqueiro and a number of Catalan gourmets which focuses on the threat posed by the industrial revolution to the existence of a national cuisine.

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