Category: Food Systems

Posts about food policy and food systems – includes events, student work and projects, courses, etc.

Pépin Lecture Series, Cook, Taste, Learn: How the Evolution of Science Transformed the Art of Cooking

Friday, December 4 at 12PM, register here.  Our final Pepin Lecture for the semester will feature a presentation by Guy Crosby and a cooking demonstration with Val Ryan. Cooking food is one of the activities that makes humanity unique. It’s not just about what tastes good: advances in cooking technology have been a constant part […]

Pépin Lecture Series, Halal Food: A History

Friday, November 13, Noon to 1 PM Speakers: Febe Armanios and Bogac Ergene Food trucks announcing “halal” proliferate in many urban areas but how many non-Muslims know what this means, other than cheap lunch? Here Middle Eastern historians Febe Armanios and Bogac Ergene provide an accessible introduction to halal (permissible) food in the Islamic tradition, […]

To Reimagine or Regress?

Today’s guest post is from Steven Finn, who teaches a class on food waste for the Gastronomy Program. Steven Finn is Vice President for Food Waste Prevention at Leanpath, Inc. and Co-founder and Managing Director for ResponsEcology, Inc. MET ML626, Addressing Food Waste for a Sustainable Food System, will be offered in the spring 2021 […]

Course Spotlight: U.S. Food Policy and Cultural Politics

  In response to the food-system challenges of pandemic and structural violence, Dr. Ellen Messer has been  revising MET ML 721, “US Food Policy and Cultural Politics” to integrate themes from our cutting edge conversations.  New formats and materials include integration of new readings and  Zoom recordings on food-security issues associated with pandemic and racial […]