Category: Social

Digital Field Work: A Call for Anthropological Research on Food’s Roles and Meanings in Social Media

Our summer blog series “Perspectives from Anthropology of Food” presents work written by the students in the summer Anthropology of Food class (ML 641) in which they reflect on current issues, discuss assignments they have worked on, or address topics of particular interest to them. Today’s post is from Gastronomy student Morgan Mannino. My life […]

Upcoming Events

Gastronomy students!!! You may be interested in these upcoming events. Check ’em out! Venture Capital Investment for Food The top 25 U.S. food and beverage companies lost an equivalent of $18 billion in market share between 2009 and 2016. Venture capitalists are shelling out billions hoping to transform agriculture and scale food ventures that reduce […]

Thanksgiving with BU Gastronomy Students

We hope you had a great Turkey Day and spent lots of time reflecting on what you are grateful for!  BU is off for the holiday and we were curious about how Gastronomy students spend Thanksgiving.   Meet Michelle and Catherine who have shared their Thanksgiving traditions with us! For Puerto Ricans, Thanksgiving, or the […]

Tasting the North End

Students from the Fall ’16 Food History course explored the North End to do research for a group project on Sicily. Below are some snippets from their tour! Entering the North End Little Italy began in Boston’s North End with its first Italian immigrants in the 1860s. The neighborhood’s new residents sold fruits, cheeses, and […]

Treat Yourself for Halloween

There are a lot of great events going on in Boston this Halloween weekend.  Here are a few that Gastronomy students might enjoy: The Rise Soooo many pumpkins!  Over 5,000 hand carved pumpkins will be displayed at Boston’s Seaport Hotel and World Trade center this weekend (Oct 27- Oct 30).  Can you imagine all of […]