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Krystyna Pieniążek-Marković orcid id ; Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu

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str. 117-136

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The aim of the article is to discuss how elements of food narratives, such as meals and kitchen tools used for cooking are used in order to consolidate and shape Croatian cultural memory, especially in the context of its Mediterranean heritage. For this reason, the texts by Veljko Barbieri, collected in the four volumes under the common and significant title Kuharski kanconijer. Gurmanska sjećanja Mediterana, are analysed. His circum-culinary narratives are a combination of encyclopaedic knowledge, references to historical and literary sources, personal memories and literary fiction. They can be easily inscribed in the Croatian (collective and individual) identity discourse since they are able to strengthen the collective (either national and supranational, or geo-regional) identity, and to construct the cultural memory. They also show Croatia’s affiliation to the Western world along with its cultural-civilization rooting in antiquity, the Mediterranean region and Christianity, thus forming a part of the founding memory that develops a narrative about the very beginnings of Croatian presence on this land. The gastronomic narratives serve to create the cultural memory and this a version of history which serves to stabilize the social identity described by Pierre Nora and Andreas Huyssen. Through his stories, Barbieri shapes memory based on the representation of the past. In the analysed narratives, the memory carriers are dishes and plates which find reference to the oldest history of Croatia rendered by myths and other narratives. Associated with dishes, the pots enable the narrator to recall the past and the identity encoded in individual dishes. They also participate in the processes of repeating, storage and remembering, which generates a symbiotic relationship between man and thing. The memory carriers, that is food and plates depicted in Barbieri’s culinary narratives, do not convey their content in a neutral way, but construct their marked images.

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cultural memory; culinary art; identity; Mediterranean region; Veljko Barbieri

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