AMST 2145

AMST 2145

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

This course examines the history and culture of food in the United States over the last hundred years. Looking closely at contemporary food culture, we will ask questions such as: What are the origins of convenience foods? Who were America's most influential cooks? What is American cuisine?  What is the cultural meaning of a "proper" diet? Thematically organized, course topics include food and technology, food art, labor and tipping practices, food activism, consumerism, taste and eating behavior, fusion cuisine, and the celebrity chef. Creative assignments include a writing a restaurant review, conducting a food observation and interview, and innovating a new food invention.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (HA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2145

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17347AMST 2145  SEM 101

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Bitar, A

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    If class is full, please email mm894@cornell.edu to be placed on the waitlist.