Posts tagged ‘politics’

January 31, 2012

Conflict Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with.

Operating seven days a week in the middle of the city, the Conflict Kitchen reformats the preexisting social relations of food and economic exchange to engage the general public in discussions about countries, cultures, and people that they might know little about outside of the polarizing rhetoric of U.S. politics and the narrow lens of media headlines. In addition, the restaurant creates a constantly changing site for ethnic diversity in the post-industrial city of Pittsburgh, as it has presented the only Iranian, Afghan, and Venezuelan restaurants the city has ever seen. Upcoming iterations will include Cuba and North Korea.