Instructor: Meg Brandl
Description: Writing about food isn’t just recipes and ingredients. When we write about food, we’re writing about family, culture, identity, love, relationships, community, politics, and history: stories about home and being far from home, about access and systemic oppression, about resilience and making do and living in abundance. In this course, we’ll examine not just cookbooks, food magazines, and recipe blogs but also documentaries, podcasts, and various works of literary journalism to explore the factors and issues that change the food we eat, who we’re eating it with, and how we write about it. This course will involve some required meetings outside of our regular time in the classroom; trips to grocery stores, meals at local restaurants, and volunteer experiences with food-related organizations will provide hands-on experience and material for our own writing about food, the best of which we’ll then collect into an anthology to share with our Austin College community.
Meeting Dates: 01/02/2024 – 01/24/2024
Meeting Times: M-F 12:00PM – 03:00PM
Meeting Location: TBA
Section Requisites: Instructor Interview Required
Course Fee: $200
Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Any additional food or meals purchased beyond the budgeted amount from course fees will be paid by students