Category: Food Systems

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

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 […]

Spring 2019 Course Spotlights

Today we’d like to highlight some of the unique electives we’ll be offering in the upcoming spring semester. Read on to see what’s available! The Science of Food and Cooking MET ML 619 | Tuesdays 6-8:45 | Valerie Ryan Cooking is chemistry, and it is the chemistry of food that determines the outcome of culinary […]

Course Spotlight: Anthropology of Food

Dr. Karen Metheny, Senior Lecturer in Gastronomy, will teach Anthropology of Food (ML 641 C1) on Wednesdays during the Fall 2018 semester, and has prepared this course spotlight. Been to Haymarket recently? It is Boston’s oldest food market and provides a wonderfully rich food experience. But Haymarket also lets us explore other topics. Why are […]

Food Mapping in the SOWA Market

Students in Dr. Karen Metheny’s Summer Term course, Anthropology of Food (MET ML 641) are contributing guest posts this month. Today’s post is from Becca Berland. Food mapping is not something that your typical graduate student does on a daily basis. I’ll admit that I have never even heard of the concept before taking Dr. […]

Food Mapping: Revealing the Unseen

Written by Sarit Sadras Rubenstein for Anthropology of Food “Food mapping is an image-based approach to research that pays attention to the way people relate to food in the interaction of senses, emotions, and environments” (Marte 2007). Food mapping is an interesting assignment students take during “Anthropology of Food” class. Food Mapping is a tool, […]