On Friday, November 15th members of the E.A.T. team took a day visit to New York University and it was a full day:
We departed from LVC around 8 am and arrived in New York around 11 am. After a quick coffee pick-me-up, we attended a session of NYU’s “Feast/Famine Colloquium” in which culinary students provided lunch while Dr. Simone Cinotto, visiting scholar in food studies – http://www.unisg.it/en/docenti/ricercatore-storia-contemporanea/ - presented work from his book The Italian American Table. The lecture concluded with a participatory discussion by those in attendance and we were then given a mini-tour of the learning kitchen.
Next, Dr. Jenny Berg -http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/nutrition/faculty_bios/view/Jennifer_Berg gave us a tour of NYU’s Urban Farm. Recently created in June of this year, Jenny gave us the lowdown on how the urban farm came to be, obstacles to its establishment, and plans for its future.
We then had the privilege to sit in on a graduate-level class taught by Dr. Krishnendu Ray – http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty_bios/view/Krishnendu_Ray entitled Contemporary Issues in Food Studies. The lecture and ensuing discussion centered around global malnutrition and its implications.
Our day ended with dinner at Numero 28 Pizzeria and gelato from A.B. Biagi.
Many thanks to the NYU Food Studies faculty and graduate students for their hospitality and continued support of our project!