Writing Food History

Course Description

Writers seeking to establish a historic perspective to food stories plow through reams of truths and half truths. As more rigorous standards emerge, knowing the resources that exist and establishing a methodology for research is an invaluable tool to both food historians and writers who want to create a historic context for their food stories.

In this four week seminar, Sandy Oliver, author and the founder of Food History News, supplies just that. Each student chooses a single project or line of inquiry and is guided through its research. Talks and readings by other food historians enrich the weekly telephone workshops. Weekly assignments are edited by Oliver and cookNscribble. Write us at [email protected] for this additional information.

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Please note: Course phone calls are on a free conference line, however some international carriers do charge for the use of this line. Please check your plan to confirm. Dates and times are subject to change. Space is limited and course payments are non-refundable. 


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