AMST 0315

Fast Food/Slow Food

Fast Food/Slow Food
In this class we will explore recent writing and films about food. Among the main topics to be considered will be the rise of industrial food and fast-food franchises; reactions to that phenomenon including the local food movement and the international network called Slow Food; and the notion of "terroir" as a way of tracing flavor and cuisine specifically to the certain landscapes and cultures. In addition to our readings and viewings, we will meet with local farmers and chefs and look for occasions to cook (and eat). In the latter part of the semester, our class will be augmented by a conference on terroir co-sponsored by Middlebury and the University of Vermont. 3 hrs. lect.
American Studies
Program in American Studies
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Fall 2008

AMST0315A-F08 Seminar (Elder)