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.

Spring 2019: HFT 3894 International Food & Culture

For the Spring 2019 – HFT 3894 International Food & Culture Course, two field trips to local restaurants were organized and two guest speakers were invited.
  • 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.

Food & Culture Ethnic Experience: Indian Restaurant

Food & Culture Ethnic Experience: Arabic Restaurant