Bonderman Travel Fellowship

Hillary Elkund

Comparative History of Ideas with Departmental Honors


1999 Fellows

Travel Locations: Chile

Eklund is fascinated by the close relationship between cooking and storytelling, the subject of many novels she has read. In her proposal Hilary wrote, “there is something magical about food, about the lengths to which humans will go to make their survival palatable, spicy, pleasurable. To prepare food is, in many ways to create culture and to facilitate the sharing of stories.” Hilary will eat her way through Chile, exploring the cultural importance of food and stories.