Category: Lectures

Reflections on Julie Guthman’s New Food Activism

On October 12th, USC Professor Julie Guthman visited Boston to present a lecture on Social Justice and New Food Activism at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. This is Gastronomy student Madison Trapkin’s take on the lecture. “The new food activism.” I stared at this phrase on the projector screen, accompanied by […]

Announcing the Fall 2017 Pépin Lecture Series in Food Studies and Gastronomy

Boston University’s Programs in Food and Wine and MLA in Gastronomy Program are pleased to announce the following lectures scheduled for the Fall 2017 semester. Lectures in the Pépin Series are free and open to the public, but registration with Boston University’s Programs in Food and Wine is required. The Cooking Gene, with Michael Twitty […]

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 […]

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey, with Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

I’ve never seen the authors of a cookbook less interested in talking about recipes, and thank goodness. When I sat down for Laila and Maggie’s lecture, I expected to hear about local cuisine and staple foods of the region, maybe about their own experiences preparing food. But after five minutes, Maggie told us that she […]