Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1825.
Cuisine is a form of cultural expression. There is a great deal of debate about what defines and influences the cuisine of the United States.
Your task today is to explore a variety of web based resources to expand your understanding of American Food. The quick reply of “American food is hamburgers and french fries “ does not do justice to the food culture of the United States.
Listed below are a variety of links I explored to frame our discussion. Explore some of these resources to expand your understanding of what American food is. By the end of class you should create a mind map, poster or paragraph completing the thought “American Food is…”
http://whatscookingamerica.net/AmericanRegionalFoods/RegionalAmericanIndex.htm When one breaks down American cuisine into regions distinctions become visible. Check out some of the traditional regional differences.
http://www.iceculinary.com/news/articles/article_53.shtml This short article by the Institute of Culinary Education summarized a research paper prepared by the James Beard Foundation
http://www.theperennialplate.com/episodes-all/ This weekly on line documentary series and blog profiles adventurous and sustainable eating.
http://www.foodtimeline.org/fooddecades.html Interesting history of food in the United States and beyond presented in decade segments.
http://www.pbs.org/opb/meaningoffood/resources/ We will be watching portions of the PBS documentary in class this quarter. This is a list of resources connected to the content of the documentary.