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Thursday, October 11 • 4:30pm - 5:45pm
You Eat What You Are

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“Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are” ~ Brillat-Savarin. Food is more than just the combination of nutrients we ingest. Food creates interaction and introspection. Food is culture, and the study of this culture, or foodways, is a growing field which focuses on how we interact with each other through and around food. Folklorist Lucy M. Long, founder of the Center for Food and Culture and a prolific writer on foodways, will lead a discussion and cooking demonstrations as we explore how food defines us culturally, socially, and personally. Sponsored by Folklore Roundtable and the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center.

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Lucy M. Long

Lucy M. Long directs the Ohio-based non-profit Center for Food and Culture (www.foodandculture.org) and is an adjunct assistant professor in American studies, ethnic studies, folklore, nutrition, and tourism at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. With a PhD in Folklore and Folklife... Read More →