Would you like to eat feijoada with me?
I am interested in the different politics and practices of hospitality. What is at stake when you invite someone over to your home for food? Would you be invited back later?
For Counterparts, I will be cooking for you. My little two-bedroom flat at Hisingen will be open so you can eat feijoada, Brazil’s national dish. It’s said that African slaves who worked on plantations, used to spare the leftovers and cook them together with cheap black beans, thereby inventing it.
In At Kjell’s, I invite you to come to my home, hoping to be invited back by you someday. I will be serving feijoada* for everyone who comes.
* Feijoada is a stew of beans with beef and pork of Portuguese origin. In Brazil, it is usually made with black beans.