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After Graduation: Starting a Wine Business

by Kim Simone Alumna Kim Simone (May ’14) shares her post-degree career path and founding her company, Vinitas Wineworks. One of the questions I heard frequently from people while I was attending the Gastronomy program was “What are you going to do with your degree?” It’s not exactly a traditional program with built-in job training […]

Cooking with Chef Jacques Pépin

by Claudia Catalano Student Claudia Catalano recounts her experience cooking with Chef Jacques Pépin, one of the founders of the Gastronomy Program at BU and a celebrated chef in his own right. It’s 7 pm on a Wednesday night. Eighty ticket-holding foodies sit attentively while gulping down sparkling rosé. I’m standing underneath a kitchen demonstration […]

Culinary Tourism in Tanzania

by Carlos C. Olaechea Student Carlos C. Olaechea shares some gastronomic images of his spring break trip to Tanzania. This spring break, I went on a tour of northern Tanzania along with fellow gastronomy student Keith Duhamel and Interim Faculty Coordinator Mary Beaudry as part of Dr. Samuel Mendlinger’s course on economic development via tourism in the […]

The Inside Scoop on BU’s Culinary Lab

by Claudia Catalano Student Claudia Catalano presents her daily experiences in the BU Gastronomy culinary lab on her new blog. Since I began pursuing my MLA in Gastronomy in 2012, I’ve always dreamed of taking the Culinary Lab. I’m a good home cook, but I’ve never been formally trained in proper French technique, food safety, […]

Working at Momofuku Milk Bar

by Kendall Vanderslice Student Kendall Vanderslice recounts her experience shadowing Pastry Chef Christina Tosi at Momofuku Milk Bar’s Williamsburg kitchen. When I was in elementary school, every trip to my grandmother’s house included preparing a boxed cake mix. At home, my family maintained a diet free of sugar, dairy, meat, and anything flavorful, but at […]