Students from Karen Metheny’s Cookbooks and History course are contributing guest blog posts about their assignment to recreate a historical recipe. The first of this series comes from Kaya Williams. A Taste of the Past: Real Shrewsbury Cakes Consider this a recipe for adaptability: Take one 19th-century recipe and combine with 21st-century technology. Sprinkle in a […]
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Written by current Gastronomy student Laura Kitchings. As an Archivist who is a current Master’s Candidate in the Gastronomy program, I am always trying to find ways to incorporate my professional training into my study of food. This summer I was fortunate to attend the 30-hour, 5-day workshop “The History of the Book in America: […]
We continue our introductions to student who will be joining the Gastronomy Program this fall with these four bios. Danielle Jacques spent her childhood jumping on hay bales at her grandparents’ dairy farm in Maine. Too busy dunking homemade cookies in fresh milk, she never realized the hardships of small-scale farming and was shocked […]
Students Karen Metheny’s summer course, Anthropology of Food (MET ML 641) are contributing guest posts. Today’s is from Gastronomy student Caley Mahoney, who conducted participant observation for this article. It wasn’t until I used my position as a bartender and barista for a class project that I realized I had been conducting amateur anthropological research, […]
Students Karen Metheny’s summer course, Anthropology of Food (MET ML 641) are contributing guest posts. This food mapping example comes from Gastronomy student Jie Liu. Food mapping is a tool that can be used to figure out where people buy and eat food, what their preferences are, and how they behave in a food system. […]