In November 2018, I had the opportunity to present at the Oldways Whole Grains Council Conference in Seattle, Washington.
I chatted with a first year TU student about researching and teaching in media studies and food studies.
Jennifer Jensen Wallach and Michael Wise discuss the new fellowship, food studies at UNT, and what it’s like to live, work, and eat in Denton.
I blog as an academic for a number of reasons, but this year I had some new reflecting to do.
A roundup of tweets from a writing workshop Jonathan Gold taught at the 2017 ASFS Conference.
Friends have asked me for this for years, so here goes: a post on how I pack light for summer academic conferences! Note: this is not the post where I defend fashion within professional academic contexts as a feminist issue, though I have lots of thoughts on said topic. I leave for the 2018 AFHVS/ASFS Conference tomorrow (yay!), so here I present my three outfits for attending sessions and four outfits for casual receptions and sightseeing—though there are many more combos to be had here! Beyond these separates, I packed pajamas, a top and bottom for working out, underthings, makeup, and toiletries—all in my fav weekender bag, with space leftover to bring a few new books home! A few tips: I have good luck with A-line or tube-shaped skirts in stretchy fabrics. They pack tiny, don’t wrinkle, mix and match a million ways, and keep your legs out and cool, if your conference is somewhere toasty. Wear a cardigan/sweater and a scarf/wrap on the plane, so you’ve got layers if you need them during the …
I’m thrilled to announce I’m now writing for Nursing Clio! My most recent essay explores retro microwave cookbooks alongside today’s mug cake trend.
Drawing from hundreds of cookbooks from 1390s-1920s, the Reading Historic Cookbooks seminar taught participants to listen to the voices in these texts.
Food studies could learn a lot from a similarly burgeoning and interdisciplinary field: food design. I did at the 3rd International Conference on Food Design.
As our current political moment incites numerous protests and with them a new archive of protest posters, Megan Elias has begun a public history project—Dishing it Out: Food-Themed Protest Posters—to archive these political ephemera.
Food studies books addressing African American foodways represent a rich, important, and growing area of food studies research. Here’s 33 books for your reading list.
Gyorgy Scrinis argues that the corporate food industry has captured, appropriated, and co-opted the discourse of nutritionism in their product development and marketing.
I’m celebrating National Cookbook Month with some of my past writing on cookbooks as texts, technical guides, objects, ephemera, historical evidence, collector’s items, keepsakes, family heirlooms, art, and symbols.
Third wave coffee continues to rock the coffee scene across the country. And here in RI you can find Cooper’s Cask Coffee, where single-origin beans are paired with the subtle, sweet notes of award winning whiskeys from Sons of Liberty Spirits.
Born in 1912, Julia Child would have celebrated her 104th birthday today. I never got to meet Julia; she died in 2004, just two days shy of her 92nd birthday. But I’ve felt her spirit. With Jacques Pépin, Julia co-founded the MLA in Gastronomy Program at Boston University, which began offering courses as early as 1991. It was one of the first graduate programs for the study of food, which Julia and Jacques adamantly believed in. In those early years, Julia defended the burgeoning course of study in the the New York Times, saying: There’s a lot more to the field than cooks piddling in the kitchen. It’s high time that it’s recognized as a serious discipline. Every matriculating BU Gastronomy student feels a connection to Julia’s legacy, her lineage. I started my degree in Gastronomy in 2011, but Julia was still there. For instance, the demonstration kitchen was built for Julia’s estimable height, making the counter and cooktop higher than standard, and a bit of a stretch for we shorter folk. Her sturdy metal stool resides in the room as well, a memento of her, and …