Courses :: CULS C701 Topic: Food and Culture
This course will explore the important role of cooking and eating in different cultures, the symbolism and economic importance of food. We will focus on the current transformations of the world food system, through processes of globalization, the growth of new technologies, migration and fast food. The counter-movement for localization and ‘slow food’ will also be explored, and we will take some field trips to places where local food is produced, prepared and sold. We may also indulge in some taste testing of different products, and you can expect to take part in some cooking and eating as well!