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Food Studies

There's A 'Taco Literacy' College Course, But It's About More Than Food

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Latino Voices

Taco enthusiasts are getting pretty excited about a new college course called “Taco Literacy” for obvious reasons. But, just as the ...

Why Food Is Therapy

The Philosophers' Mail | Posted 08.25.2014 | World

At the moment, food is highly prestigious. A vast amount of attention is paid to celebrity chefs, dietary advice, new restaurants and cooking shows. W...

Kitchen Conversations: Food Studies and Food Writing

Judith Newton | Posted 03.30.2014 | Home
Judith Newton

In an ever-growing number of Food Studies classes, college undergraduates are reading blogs like Smitten Kitchen, Orangette, Pinch My Salt, and The Pioneer Woman Cooks with the keen eyes of anthropologists studying the customs of an unfamiliar land.

The Liberal Artisan: Food Studies and Higher Education

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 10.27.2013 | College
Fabio Parasecoli

A growing number of careers that have the potential to employ food studies graduates challenge the neat separation between intellectual and manual expertise.

Dining & Design: It's Not all About Looks

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 06.09.2013 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

Design is key in understanding many aspects of the restaurant industry and the food system at large, from the shape of a fork and the ways kitchens minimize environmental impact, to the visual elements of a dining room and the sustainable organization of food purveyor networks.

Food Studies, Cooking and Kitchen Chats

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 08.12.2012 | College
Fabio Parasecoli

I realized that most people had an easier time making sense of food writing as a respectable and enviable occupation than wrapping their mind around food as an object of serious scholarly pursuit.

Can Food Studies Make Us Better Shoppers?

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 06.18.2012 | College
Fabio Parasecoli

Why does Food Studies attract students? Does it actually contribute to their education as individuals and as citizens? I do think that Food Studies can help us become better shoppers, and hopefully achieve much more than that.