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There are 3 comments on 2017: The Year in Alumni Books

  1. “A Taste of Broadway” by Jennifer Packard

    I’m adding to this list “A Taste of Broadway” by Jennifer Packard. While Jennifer isn’t yet officially an alum, she will be next year. Jennifer is currently enrolled in BU MET’s Masters of Gastronomy program.

    Here is the description:

    “Beyond being just fuel for the body, food carries symbolic importance used to define individuals, situations, and places, making it an ideal communication tool. In musical theater, food can be used as a shortcut to tell the audience more about a setting, character, or situation. Because everyone relates to eating, food can also be used to evoke empathy, amusement, or shock from the audience. In some cases, food is central to show’s plot. This book looks at popular musical theater shows to examine which foods are used, how they are used, why they are important, and how the food or usage relates to the broader world. Included are recipes for many of the foods that are significant in the shows discussed.”

    Below is a link to the book on Amazon. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to add the cover photo to this post.


  2. My book “CRAPS & THE SHOWGIRL” was published August 2017. I notified COM yet have heard nothing. I graduated September 983, MS Public Relations. Any chance of getting on the above list? Or some recognition? Check Amazon.com

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