Expanded Description: Through a series of projects, we will write food into focus, taking into account the descriptive, analytic, and stylistic qualities in food writing done by others–down to the crumbs!, as we plan and carry out writing of our own. Frequently, food writing connects gathering, cooking, and eating with acute sensory experiences, places, memories (and the people inhabiting them), and culture, oftentimes with visual (images) or auditory (sound) accompaniments. Provisional sub-themes include 1) family recipes/interview/multigenerational foodways, 2) a palimpsest placemat/documentary (layered across multiple sittings), and 3) the ends of food/preservation/discarding and expiries. In addition to occasional snacks, samplings, and meals together (the planning of which we’ll work out in more detail later), Food Writing has something to offer everyone, whether your goals are technical, creative, or both. [3 credits; Pathways 1A]
Insofar as digital environments to bookmark for continuing returns, the course extends into the following locations:
Here's a composite of our food-place-time sketches from the first day of class.