MET Faculty Among BU’s Inaugural Fellows to Develop Antiracist Curricula

Boston University’s Center for Antiracist Research has a mission to build an antiracist society that ensures racial equity and social justice. Now, a pair of MET faculty will take significant steps in advancing that mission by redesigning courses in ways that thoughtfully foreground antiracist practices in curricula and pedagogical strategies. Danielle Rousseau, assistant professor of […]

BU Today Highlights Buttermilk Boutique Founder and Gastronomy Alum Tie Whittaker

Before earning her master’s in Gastronomy at BU’s Metropolitan College, Tie Whittaker (MET’12) stepped away from a looming career in law to follow a more sincere passion: to be a pastry chef. It started in the kitchens of her grandmothers, Whittaker says. “I had decided that I wanted to keep my grandmothers’ recipes alive—that was […]

Student-Led Gastronomy Conference Examines Intersectional Food Justice

In April, students of the Gastronomy & Food Studies Programs at BU MET put on a small conference designed to bring attention to intersectional matters of food sovereignty, racial justice, and environmentalism. Organized by Gastronomy students Danielle Jacques and Dana Ferrante, the weekend-long “Living Landscapes” virtual event gathered activists, foragers and researchers to discuss topics […]

Gastronomy Podcast Opens New Ears to Food Studies

On the podcast Food &, students, faculty, and alumni of the Gastronomy & Food Studies Programs at BU’s Metropolitan College come together to tell stories that illustrate the depth and breadth of food studies, as well as the numerous possibilities the academic field affords. MLA in Gastronomy students Kenrick Mercado and Elizabeth Weiler, who are […]