Detail of The Autumn, a painting of a man made of food by 16th century Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
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April 3, 2013 It's easy to see why a rocket scientist's obituary that led with a mention of her culinary prowess set off accusations of sexism. But food is undeniably a powerful marker of identity, as much or more of a statement of who we are as what we do for a living.
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