L. Sasha Gora is a writer and cultural historian with a focus on food history and contemporary art (often separately but sometimes together). Her writing has been featured in publications such as Gather, the Globe and Mail, and MUNCHIES: Food By Vice. She has lectured about food cultural history and led workshops at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, and elsewhere. In 2014 she co-curated FOOD SOUND UNDERGROUND, while working at PLATFORM, Munich. She joined the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society as a doctoral candidate in April 2015, where she is researching the new Nordic food movement, contemporary Canadian cuisine, and reimaginations of Indigenous food cultures. A Torontonian by birth (and at heart), she studied in Montreal, Copenhagen and Gothenburg, and now lives in Munich.
Her favourite and sharpest knife, bought at the fish market in Busan, South Korea, was photographed by Vivi D'Angelo.