Culinary Geography

Cuisine helps bring culture to life, and culinary geographies can reveal the spaces that food creates. Lenore is interested in the ways that cuisines reflect place and culture, and also how foodways are shaped through these interactions.

Canadian Cuisine

Lenore has been criss-crossing the country, documenting the culinary styles of Canada. She argues that we are beginning to see the emergence of a national cuisine.

Rural-Urban Edge

As cities continue to expand, it becomes increasingly important to protect peri-urban farmland; Lenore researches the complex landscapes of interwoven and conflicting uses that have developed along the rural-urban edge.

Food Security

Urban sprawl and environmental damage to farmland threatens access to healthy, affordable, and culturally appropriate foods.


Food production’s next frontier is in the suburbs. Defined as a residential landscape in which agriculture plays a prominent role, agriburbia is home to a mix of intensive agricultural production and agri-tourism.

Food in the Anthropocene

In the face of increased anthropocentric destruction of natural habitats, it is time to rethink how we produce food. What role will innovation and technology play in the farms of the future?

Urban Nature

The social and environmental benefits of nature in the city help to create urban spaces that are both sustainable and enjoyable.


Markets are incredible hubs of activity, and Lenore is fascinated by the role that public markets and farmers markets play in fostering innovation in cuisine.

Street Food

The emerging street food scene in North America is improving food choices, fostering culinary innovation, and adding to lively urban spaces.