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Culinary Legend Jacques Pépin Prepares for Final TV Series

By Jesse Dugas
September 16th, 2014 in Culinary Arts, Faculty News, Featured News Post, Gastronomy, Jacques Pepin, MET News.

Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pépin, cofounder with Julia Child of MET’s Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts and MLA in Gastronomy, recently discussed his last scheduled cooking series (the 26-episode Jacques Pépin: Heart and Soul, scheduled to air in October 2015 on KQED Public Television), and his plans for the future as he turns 80. In the News Tribune article, Pépin stresses that he does not plan to retire. “Julia never retired,” he commented. He does, however, intend to continue demonstrating his famed culinary techniques for students at MET.

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MET Faculty Receives Fulbright Scholarship

By Jesse Dugas
September 11th, 2014 in Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News, Scholarship.

Richard Wright

Richard Wright

Dr. Beth Bennett, adjunct lecturer of English at Metropolitan College, was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to teach for nine months in the English Department at the University of Ghana. Bennett will teach African American literature and writing, undertake research in Accra and other sites in the country, and retrace the steps Richard Wright took on his visit to Ghana in the 1950s (a journey Bennett discusses in her essay “Shooting Slavery’s Image in Black Power: A Close Reading of Three Richard Wright Photographs,” published in 2010 by Peter Lang in Writing with Light: Words and Photographs in American Texts, edited by Mick Gidley).

Kitchen Fashion with Lisa Falso

By Sam Huntley
September 11th, 2014 in Food & Wine, MET News.


Apron enthusiast Lisa Falso, who is supervisor of culinary arts programs at MET, was quoted in the Boston Globe article, “Aprons inspire a jump-start in the kitchen.” Falso—who has a growing collection of more than forty aprons—says: “I’ve always loved fashion and there’s not much you can do for fashion in the culinary world.”

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Blogging with Professor Jay Halfond

By Sam Huntley
September 11th, 2014 in Administrative Sciences, Jay Halfond, MET News.

Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Jay Halfond

In August, Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Jay Halfond (former dean of MET) published two posts to his ongoing Huffington Post blog—“An Encore Professor” and “The Innovation Seesaw.” Professor Halfond has been blogging insights on higher education since October 2012—you can read the blog here.

Professor Merry White Quoted in Film Review

By Sam Huntley
September 8th, 2014 in Food & Wine, Merry White, MET News.

Dr. Merry WhiteBU Professor of Anthropology Merry White, who also lectures in MET’s Seminars in Food, Wine & the Arts, was quoted in the Boston Globe film review, “Clash of culinary cultures in The Hundred-Foot Journey.” White—along with another anthropologist, a French chef, a French-born university lecturer, a Francophile, and an Indian-American artist—was invited to critique the film’s depiction of the cultural and culinary clash between French and Indian restaurateurs in a French village.

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