Food in the Bates curriculum: A tasting menu
You eat where you are: In her course “Back East, Down South, Out West: Regions in American Culture,” history professor Margaret Creighton looks at eating habits as part of a greater examination of regional identity. In the East, deep South and West, the course explores the intersection of demographic and economic history with cultural invention. Creighton’s readings include America Eats! by Pat Willard, a collection of experiences from writers of the Works Progress Administration who describe dining experiences from chitlin struts to squirrel hunts. [and five more. . .]
Tags: America Eats, American regional cuisine, American West, back East, deep South, Margaret Creighton, Pat Willard, regional American cuisine, regional identity, Regions in American Culture, Works Progress Administration food guide.