Hoppin’ John – Celebrating the New Year with a Southern American Tradition

By Antonia and Ariel Demas For over 4,000 years, the ancient world developed calendars related to agricultural or celestial events such as the flooding of the Nile in Egypt or the vernal equinox in Rome. It was not until Julius Caesar got his mathematicians and astronomers in 46 BC[1] to figure out a calendar thatContinue reading “Hoppin’ John – Celebrating the New Year with a Southern American Tradition”

How to Make a Gingerbread House

This post includes three parts: the history of gingerbread, how-to video, and recipes (at the bottom) Culinary Traditions Honoring Recipes from the Past and Creating New Traditions for the Future Building a Home out of Gingerbread – A How-To Guide By Antonia Demas This video and post demonstrate an efficient and enjoyable way to makeContinue reading “How to Make a Gingerbread House”

Food is Good to Think Blog

Welcome to the “Food is Good to Think” blog! The title of the blog is a quote from the French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss. This quote is the framework for the Food is Elementary curriculum and the work of the Food Studies Institute. We love this quote because food is fascinating to think about as itContinue reading “Food is Good to Think Blog”

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