Jeremy Sewall, a core instructor in BU MET’s Certificate in Culinary Arts program, has taken up a new food-oriented challenge: fighting back against an invasive species of crab that can wreak havoc on Maine sea life and fishing—by making it available at his restaurant.
The study of food can reveal heretofore unseen elements of social, political, and cultural understanding, illuminating the humanity that underlies each dish we consume. BU MET’s Gastronomy and Food Studies programs can help you develop this keen sight for hidden meaning.
From May 31 through June 3, 2023, Boston University’s campus was abuzz with culinary scholars, foodies, and explorers of gastronomic traditions from near and far attending the 2023 Conference of the Association for the Study of Food and Society (ASFS) and the Agriculture, Food & Human Values Society (AFHVS).
When Jacques Pépin was making his bones in the Parisian kitchens of the 1950s, being tasked with preparing the perfect French omelet was a test chefs would use to judge the technique and mastery of their young counterparts.
In a new BU Today feature, BU MET MA in Gastronomy student Marie-Louise Friedland delved into her career ambitions—namely, to bring change to the wine industry’s culture by making it more open to a wider variety of people.
Already a Wine Educator in Her Own Right, Gastronomy Master’s Student Outlines the Terminology Key to Tasting
Marie-Louise Friedland wants to demystify and democratize the world of wine-tasting. And she’s doing it through language.
Friedman is a sommelier at Rebel Rebel, an all-fun-no-fuss natural wine bar in Somerville, Massachusetts’ Union Square. She’s also pursuing her MA in Gastronomy through BU MET’s unique program, which boasts unique access to BU’s Programs in Food & Wine, where you can take multi-level certification courses under the instruction of a certified Master of Wine.
Metropolitan College Associate Professor and Director of Gastronomy Megan Elias isn’t one to shy away from a hot-button issue. And with debates about the merits, drawbacks, and potential regulation of gas and electric induction stoves ongoing nationally, the food studies scholar and cultural historian was invited to make a radio appearance on NPR The Colin McEnroe Show to lend her perspective into why where we cook matters so much to us.
As an alum of Boston University’s MA in Gastronomy and Certificate Program in the Culinary Arts, Claudia Catalano (MET’16) is well versed in the intersection between what we eat and what it means to our environment. In addition to running her own personal chef service, Wild Carrot, Catalano writes about food professionally, and in a […]
Chef Jacques Pépin, cofounder of BU MET’s Certificate in the Culinary Arts and MA in Gastronomy programs, has released a new book; Jacques Pépin Art of the Chicken: A Master Chef’s Paintings, Stories, and Recipes of the Humble Bird. As featured in a recent news article in the Boston Globe penned by MET gastronomy instructor […]
Kimi Ceridon, a master’s degree in gastronomy graduate, was recently featured in a Boston Globe story highlighting her Stoneham-based cheese and charcuterie catering business, Life Love Cheese. The former engineer pivoted to specialty food services after completing her studies at MET, where she also earned the Certificate in Culinary Arts. Read more in the Boston […]