After School Program

Anthropology of Food - Exploratory Course

November 3, 2017 - December 15, 2017

Colorful graphic array of food symbols, including lobster, pretzel, tin can, knife and fork, sushi roll and chopsticks, whole fish, cup and saucer, and bagel

Fried ant, anyone? Explore how food, nutrition, taste and culture intersect as we examine the interdisciplinary field of the anthropology of food. Discover new foods and eating practices while examining why we eat (or refuse to) and how we can understand ourselves and others through our dinner plates. Topics include evolutionary, cultural and linguistic explanations for the traditions, taboos and attitudes towards food around the world.

Meeting Times: Fridays 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Meeting Dates: 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15