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Food Studies: Meet Josh, Part of the Yale Sustainable Food Project

by Josh Evans

March 15, 2011


Though there is not an integrated program of study for food at Yale so far, each year there are more and more food-related classes being offered, and many of them are growing in popularity—a good sign that we may have a program soon enough. One of my classes this semester, "Psychology, Biology, and Politics of Food," is a lecture with more than 300 people.  We’re learning all about the interactions between human biology, individuals' genes, agriculture and food policy, and public health issues like nutrition disparity.


It would be strange, I think, to talk so much about studying food and not at all about making and eating it. I love cooking, having dinner parties, going on picnics, and trying out new restaurants. Recently, I started a blog to help me reflect on and document my food adventures through writing and photography. Lately, I've been playing around with homemade vanilla extract, gushing over a recent indulgence in a Rush Creek Reserve cheese, and thinking about questions of heritage production and authenticity that came up in a recent class of my "History of Food and Cuisine" course.

In other news, it's spring break, and I'm touring around Switzerland and Italy with my a cappella group, the Yale Alley Cats, for two weeks—I'm sure I'll have something interesting to share for next time!

To be continued... Josh is a student blogger for the Food Studies feature on GOOD's Food hub. Don't miss the first posts from fellow Food Studies bloggers Claire, Michele, Megan, Leslie, Christine, and Erin.

Photos by the author.

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