Eating Right for Morality and Gender: Class Assignment

Cover image, “Moral Mountain,” by the very generous Gastronaut Jasmin Drake. In March, my Master’s thesis advisor invited me to return to the warm embrace of my former academic home in the Gastronomy program at Boston University, and to lead as a guest instructor one evening of my favorite course, Food and Gender. Dr. Megan…

Is Food Nostalgia Inherently Feminine?

Is food nostalgia inherently feminine? Matt posed this question to his dinner companions at a recent Nostalgia Dinner.*  This idea bubbled up when we realized that every dish was originally made for the participant who brought it by a female caregiver. Nana’s polenta, and Aunt’s pasta piselli, a grandmother’s manicotti: each dish was a comfort…