Author: brotger

The Fish-Case Fiasco: A Food Waste Story

Students in MET ML 626, Food Waste: Scope, Scale, & Signals for Sustainable Change, are contributing posts this month. Today’s is from Gastronomy student Sabina Michelle Säfsten Routon. It was an issue of convenience. Or, rather, one of inconvenience — wrapping that much fish just to store it for “some guy” to come pick it […]

The Curse of Connoisseurship

Discussions of the Boston Beverage Landscape With its focus on expensive luxury goods, gatekeeping, and arcane learning, the world of wine and spirits is largely exclusive. The elitism associated with these products contributes to class differentiation, with some groups gaining from the involvement while others become marginalized. The field of beverage studies offers a platform […]

New Gastronomy and Food Studies Students, Spring 2021 part 3

We look forward to welcoming a wonderful group of new students into our programs this spring. Enjoy getting to know a few of them here. Josephine Accarrino grew up loving the pleasures of the table. Food, alongside its traditions, always played a starring role in all her family get-togethers. Her family’s old-world traditions contrasted with […]