Course Details

Food Origins, Cultural Traditions & Rituals

Course Code FOOD-735
Lecture hours per week 3
Lab hours per week
Course Availability: Open
Description:

The handling and eating of food holds unexpectedly deep meaning to cultures around the world.  In this course, students will gain insight into how social and ethnic identities are revealed and evolve in everyday food rituals and symbols.  Learners will explore and appreciate a diversity of food rituals while also tracing the historical origins of common eating habits and how they have shaped societies around the world. An appreciation for culture and rituals will help build relationships with local residents and tourists.  Relationship building contributes to, and can be the hallmark of, a successful food tourism business that is respected and trusted by a variety of communities and individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds.