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, BBC Travel, and MUNCHIES: Food By Vice. She has written about the politics of serving wild game in restaurants, figurative painting and feminism, and her (strong) feelings about potato chips.
In 2015 she joined the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society as a doctoral candidate, where she is currently completing her dissertation “Culinary Claims: A Cultural History of Indigenous Restaurants in Canada.” She spent spring 2019 as a visiting scholar in the Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. She teaches undergraduate courses about North American cultural history at the University of Munich, and has given workshops and talks at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, the Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, and elsewhere.
A Torontonian by birth (and at heart), she has lived in Montreal, Copenhagen, and Gothenburg, and is now based in Munich.
Her favourite and sharpest knife, bought at the fish market in Busan, South Korea, was photographed by Vivi D'Angelo.