Category: Alumni

WWOOFing in Italy

by Ashley Pardo I would have never believed if someone had told me that the best food of my life was patiently waiting in 200-year-old stone farmhouses, or that my new best friends would be lawnmowers and weed whackers, or that I would soon be chasing goats and sheep in the mountain of Piedmont, Italy. […]

Alumnus Profile: Rudolf Vincent T. Manabat

by Lucia Austria Gastronomy alumnus, accomplished baker, and cookbook author, Rudolf Vincent T. Manabat, knew that the multidisciplinary master’s program would be a perfect fit. After graduating with a degree in Hospitality Management and Culinary Arts from De La Salle University – College of Saint Benilde, Manila, Philippines, Rudolf searched for food studies programs in […]

A Recipe for Research

by Lucia Austria Barbara Rotger knows that there is more you can learn from a recipe than just how to cook a Thanksgiving turkey, or the best pecan pie. Cookbooks have been a focus of research for cultural studies scholars, picking apart recipes to understand the diet of a particular society. In her November 6th […]

Alumnus Profile: Avi Schlosburg

by Lucia Austria It was chance that alumnus Avi Schlosburg took the class American Food during his senior year at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Little did he know that it would be taught by a pioneer of Food Studies, Dr.Warren Belasco. With a major in Ancient Studies, and an interest in American culture and policy, Avi excelled in Belasco’s class, […]