Category: Lectures

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, […]

A Discussion of Edna Lewis with Dr. Sara Franklin

The food and words of Edna Lewis provoke “a church experience,” asserted Dr. Sara B. Franklin in last night’s Jacques Pépin Lecture on her new edited volume Edna Lewis: At the Table with an American Original.  This collection of essays, including a contribution from Gastronomy Program Director, Dr. Megan Elias, explores the life and impact […]

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 […]