Category: Research

Posts that highlight student research, including theses and graduation projects

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 […]

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 […]

Considering Class & Potato Chips

You many not think about it as you crunch your way to the bottom of the bag, but potato chip packaging says a lot about social class.  In this post, I’ll tell you about how the Boston University Gastronomy Program got community members thinking about chips + class, and then share a how-to guide for […]

The Circus of the Senses: A Symposium on Food & the Humanities

Article and images by Ariana Gunderson The Culinary Institute of America hosted the Circus of the Senses: A Symposium on Food & the Humanities this past Monday, a feast for both mind and tongue.  The day-long symposium demonstrated the best of CIA’s Applied Food Studies program, combining traditional academic papers, collaborative discussion, and a surrealist […]