Elad Ben Elul

Anthropology, Digital Life & Food

My Father – ethnography of a workingman and his use of mobile phone technologies

I have been observing Avi Ben Elul’s use of his mobile phone for many years now. He was one of the first people to get a hold of such devices … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

From the nuclear family to the Skype family

Once upon a time there was a nuclear family. we all lived under one roof, showered in the same shower and watched the same big and heavy television screen on … Continue reading

January 25, 2012 · 1 Comment

Duck Confit for the 5th candle of Chanuka, also known as Christmas.

This Christmas Eve I decided to take on the challenge of making Duck Confit. This classic French recipe was original developed as a technique of meat preservation but been through … Continue reading

December 27, 2011 · 3 Comments

I am a Phenomenologist

Touch one of your hand with your other hand and ask yourself- which hand is touching which? When our lecturer, Chris Tilley, asked us this question my mind almost exploded … Continue reading

December 23, 2011 · 2 Comments

Challa Recipe and some thoughts on “The Anthropology of Baking”

Perhaps the aroma most associated with the Jewish Shabat is that of a warm Challah bread fresh from the oven. Slightly sweet and full of volume, this bread is associated … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 3 Comments

The Converted Churches of North-West London

I am posting here an extract from a feature I wrote about converted churches and never managed to publish… Architecture, Religion and Ethnicity come together in this story. The Buddhist … Continue reading

November 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Facebook’s Like button taking over

only one week has passed since the launching of Facebook’s new external application the “Like” button and over 50,000 websites are already sucked in. with the new tool, Facebook has managed … Continue reading

May 2, 2010 · 2 Comments