HUM-3310 Cultures Through Cuisine

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

Brillat-Savarin, the famous 19th-century French writer and epicurean, said that if you told him what a man ate, he could tell you who he was. While perhaps less true today than when he spoke almost two centuries ago, the culinary habits of people still tell us a lot about who they are, where they come from, and what they believe. In this course, we study the distinctive foodways of three societies while examining as well some of the globalizing forces which influence how everyone everywhere (especially in the United States) eats (or doesn't eat) in the modern world. Meets Part III of the GECC.