Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Doctor

I am, slowly but surely, translating a culinary anthropology of Tunisian food uses in the 1930's. The book was commissioned by the Ministere de Culture et la Patrimonie, and Dr. Ernest Gustave Gobert spent years interviewing friends in the city, rural villages, and nomadic communities to compile an anthology of Tunisian food uses and rites. Gobert was a french Doctor who was passionate about nutrition and food. He lived in Tunisia for more than fifty years, writing, doctoring, and taking photographs:

A potter in Djerba

Habib Bourgiba, the first president of Tunisia

Making couscous