Charles-Edouard de Suremain is doctor in Anthropology of the Université François Rabelais, Tours, France (1994) and full-time researcher at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD). He is member of the Research Unit 208 PaLoc “Local Heritages & Governance” (IRD & National Museum of Natural History, Paris). After studying the ethnic stereotypes in coffee plantations in Guatemala (1985-1994) and the colonization fronts in Ecuador (1989-1991), he worked on child health issues and development in Congo (1995-1997), Bolivia, and Peru (1998-2003). He has also conducted research on food insecurity and food redistribution in Africa and Mexico. He is currently expanding his research on food heritage in the framework of development initiatives in Latin America (Mexico, Central America, and Andean Region). He currently coordinates the FoodHerit project with Raúl Matta (https://foodherit.hypotheses.org/).