Category: Food Culture & History

Posts about food culture and food history – includes student projects, research, and publications – events, courses, etc.

Course Spotlight: Cookbooks and History

What can cookbooks and recipes tell us about an individual? A community? A culture? What does the language of the recipe say about systems of knowledge and ways of thinking about the world? The movement of ingredients and food technology? The transmission of cooking knowledge? Does the analysis of historical cookbooks have contemporary applications? In […]

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 […]