Food Critiquing & Understanding Food

Food, glorious food! Is food a source of pleasure or anxiety? What did you have for dinner last night or for breakfast this morning? How did you decide what to eat and how to prepare it? Do you long for the food of your childhood? Does your religion and spiritual life guide your food choices? How would you describe the flavours of last night’s meal to your best friend? These are the sorts of questions that trigger the most memorable writing on the subject of cuisine and gastronomy. This workshop examines the ways writers, photographers, critiques and food media practitioners depict food, cooking, and eating. We’ll try to look at the many forms of “food writing” and talk about those we find most satisfying.