Documenting Ukraine Grants
The research based on oral reports provided by Ukrainians under Russian occupation will utilize in-depth interviews with Ukrainians behind the front lines, IDPs, and Ukrainian evacuees in other countries. The central questioning will revolve around food, namely how to get food, distribution of foodstuffs, cooking methods, and changes in culinary practices and food preferences. The methodology, among other things, aims to record the atrocities committed by the Russian army and their direct and indirect impact on limiting access to food. The collected oral reports will be used to produce popular science articles on the festive food tradition vs. daily food practices in wartime, shifting culinary patterns and food preferences, and practices/cases of communal dining outside of a family circle. The material could become part of a book, telling a larger story of culinary practices under the Russian occupation. This contribution aims to discuss the food situation in countries at war in connection with global issues.