Food and Culture (DTC 210) is one of my favorite classes at D’Youville. Not only is my professor Megan Whelan an awesome teacher, but I absolutely loving making and especially sampling the various foods. It is always a new experience.
Every week in class we prepare at least one dish that I have never tasted before. For students living in the dorms who do not have the means to cook at school, the class is very enjoyable. When I’m away at school I miss the luxury of being able to cook my own food. Food and culture allows me to get back in the kitchen cooking and exploring new recipes. Anyone who enjoys cooking, learning about new cultures, or simply eating good food should take this class. I originally enrolled in this course because friends told me it was fun, I enjoy cooking, and any class that feeds me is automatically #1 in my book!
Food and Culture is a basic food preparation and cultural education course that is required for the dietetics program and is available as an elective for all other students. Each week students are taught about a particular culture or region and the associated food traditions. Dishes from each culture are prepared by small groups of students to be shared among the whole class at the end.
Below is a picture recap of an average day in class:
Ingredients are then gathered.
Food Preparation can then begin.
The food is done! Time to Eat!
Special shout out to my new friend Parker for taking some of these awesome pictures for me!