HFT 3894 International Food & Culture
This course explores cuisines with a focus on the geographic, historic, cultural, religious, and economic influences that shape food availability and consumption. Students examine how diversity shapes cultural food patterns.
- Field Trip – Arabic Restaurant, Tampa
- Field Trip – Indian Restaurant, Tampa
- Guest Speaker – Dr. Joe Askren, College of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
- Guest Speaker – Ms. Frida Bahja, Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida
Food & Culture Ethnic Experience
“Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.”
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
As part of the class, two or three ethnic restaurant trips were organized. Students had a chance to taste different ethnic dishes. They learnt about the cultural identity of the selected dishes.