Category: Academics

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Gastronomy Program Receives Gift of John Mariani Menu Collection

Gastronomy student Laura Kitchings reports on her initial processing of John Mariani’s recent gift of a collection of 20th Century menus. The finding aid she has prepared for the collection is available here. I am always excited when my archival career intersects with my studies in the Gastronomy Program. This past month I was able […]

Course Spotlight: Food and Public History

Got Food? Got History? Go Public. Food and Public History (ML623), Spring 2020 In Food and Public History (4 cr), we will examine interpretive foodways programs from museums, living history museums, folklore/folklife programs, as well as culinary tourism offerings, “historical” food festivals, and food tours. Our goal is to compare different approaches to teaching the […]

The Hickory Nut Adventures

Current student Neema Syovata describes the research process for her Introduction to Gastronomy final project. THE HICKORY NUT ADVENTURES  This all began with a simple question – why aren’t there more opportunities to experience Native American food?  And so, for my introduction to gastronomy final project, I opted to create a menu of contemporary Native American […]