Gastronomy Professor Sheds Light on the Hidden History of Government-Led Taste Tastes

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August 13th, 2019

Gastronomy Professor Sheds Light on the Hidden History of Government-Led Taste Tastes | Credit: Michael Waters - Smithsonian

In her book, Stir It Up, Associate Professor of the Practice Dr. Megan Elias, examines the story of the now-defunct US Bureau of Home Economics, which for much of the 20th century was apparatus by which the American government tried to work their way into the kitchen. “There was a big imperative that the US government and all state governments had to improve farming, to suggest crops, to suggest foods,” Elias, the director of MET’s MLA program in Gastronomy, said in a recent interview with Smithsonian.

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