CU/FO 351 - Food as an Expression of Culture
As culinary historian Massimo Montanari argues, everything that has to do with food – from the choices made by primitive hunters and gatherers to contemporary habits of consumption – represents a cultural act. In this sense, we understand that Spanish cuisine is not just about nutrition, but also about traditions that have developed over a long period of time and span the country’s political, cultural, and social formation. This interdisciplinary course combines the fields of food studies, anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, and contemporary history. We will examine the food traditions from the Mediterranean that converge in Granada.