14 Sep '11, 12pm

Food Studies: The Edible Curriculum

Food Studies: The Edible Curriculum

Photo: Jumanggy If, like me, you love food, chances are you've spent at least an hour or two daydreaming about going back to school to study it. Maybe you've fantasized about a hands-on career as a butcher, cheese-maker, or hydroponic farmer; maybe you occasionally picture yourself campaigning for food justice or traveling the world to write a history of the persimmon. Perhaps you secretly want to catalog and save rare potato varieties in the Andes, learn about other cultures through the way they serve breakfast, design more environmentally friendly packaging to reduce waste, or find urban planning solutions to America's food deserts. The possibilities are endless -- and that's the point. Food is inherently multi-disciplinary, which means that every time we look at our foodscape through a different lens, we have the opportunity to learn something new. But most students of ...

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