The History of Food - - at Home, in the Field, and on Campus
If you'd like to investigate the history of the food we eat, join us in His465. We will investigate the history of specific food items and practices and the history of eating on our own campus. You will help choose the readings we will discuss, you'll participate in capstone events, and you'll write a research paper that could be published!
Here are some of the questions we might consider. Click to see a source we might read on that topic.
- Did college students really invent fudge?
- Why do midwesterners love green bean casserole and hotdish?
- When did Hanover students regularly dress up for dinner, which was served by waiters and began with a formal grace?
- What are "hotel chips" and why wouldn't you want to eat in cheap restaurants in the late nineteenth century?
- How did it happen that in 1860 each American farmer produced enough to feed four people, but by 2000 each farmer was producing enough to feed over one hundred people?