Food, Geography, and Culture
This course will explore the impact of culture and geography on food. We will discuss the ways geography can contribute to the variety of food in different parts of the world. We will also research how food, when prepared and consumed, can be representative of a culture. We will consult many sources, including Food Is Culture, a book by Massimo Montanari. Teams of students will propose research topics, watch recipe and other videos, write papers, make presentations, and possibly share real food items that are culturally significant.