Culture and Cuisine of QuÃ©bec
I am offering a new on-line course with a travel component in Fall 2012 at Boston University.
ML 639EL Culture & Cuisine: QuÃ©bec
Moving beyond the stereotypes ofÂ poutineÂ and maple syrup, this course will explore the rich contemporary and historical foodscapes of QuÃ©bec. The cuisine of this predominantly French-speaking area of Canada has been marked by the lasting legacies of French, British and a variety of immigrant cultures. The result is a combination of fascinating traditions and some of the most exciting new culinary trends in the Northeastâ€”from ice cider to head-to-tail eating. This course will look at questions of identity politics, heritage preservation and the development of sustainable local food systems, as well as the everyday culture and life of this unique Canadian province. Offered in a blended format, class will meet once a month face-to-face (optional – on-line format available for distance students) before and after a weeklong trip to QuÃ©bec City, MontrÃ©al and surrounding rural areas. While in QuÃ©bec, students will have a chance to meet farmers, artisans and culinary professionals and engage in a number of hands-on activities. Our guide in during the trip will be renowned QuÃ©becois food and wine journalist RÃ©my Charest.
I will be holding an interactive webinar about the course this Thursday, May 3. Register here.