Category: Food Communications

Posts about food writing, marketing, PR – includes events involving communications fields, courses offered in those fields, and students working in those fields

Course Spotlight: Writing Cookbooks

Jessica Carbone (she/her/hers) will be teaching MET ML 610, Writing Cookbooks, in the spring 2023 semester. Course Description: Cookbooks are artful, researched, evocative, and often personal texts that take a tremendous amount of craft and vision to execute. They are also products that sit at the unusual intersection of literature and commerce, informing but also […]

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, […]

Restaurant Review: The Vermont Country Deli

Written by Ariana Gunderson, Edits by Sheryl Julian If you’ve gone to southern Vermont to leaf peep, pick up lunch and then some at the Vermont Country Deli in Brattleboro.  Inside the red barn you’ll find an expansive menu of prepared foods and made-to-order sandwiches, as well as a treasure trove of food souvenirs. The […]

Restaurant Review: Rhythm ‘n Wraps

Written by Shannon Fitzgerald, Edits by Sheryl Julian A brightly-colored chalkboard menu greets customers, boasting music and city-related adjectives to describe the food that awaits: phat, gangsta, ballpahk. At first glance, Rhythm ‘n Wraps, located near the Boston University West Campus, is unassuming. The tables are small squares with basic wood chairs, reminiscent of a […]

Nosh Box: a weekly food newsletter and podcast for while you’re eating

This post is guest-written by Jared Kaufman, a Gastronomy student who writes and hosts Nosh Box, a food newsletter and podcast. Whenever I used to find myself needing to scarf down a quick meal — which still happens more often than I’d like, especially as a Gastronaut — I would wonder: What was I supposed […]