January Food Events

January not only welcomes a new year, the start of the spring semester, new students, and ever-colder weather, but also a bevy of food-focused events. Whether you want to learn more about how we can transform the food system, add some books to your collection, or polish your writing skills, January is set to deliver.

Mark your calendars, grab a coat, and we’ll see you there!



TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat conference, New York City. Speakers explore concepts like collaboration, sustainability, and the current state of our food system. The New York City event is completely sold out, but you are invited to join us for a viewing party:

10 am-6 pm, Boston University, College of Arts and Sciences (725 Comm. Ave), Room 313

rsvp to gastrmla@bu.edu or 617-358-6916

Free and open to the public – bring a friend!


Gastronomy Book Swap: Come swap or buy books for Gastronomy courses, dish on classes and papers, and enjoy some fun and fellowship.

5-6 pm, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Fuller Building, Room 109


ASFS Abstract Writing Workshop: Come get some pointers from Dr. Catherine Womack for writing abstracts for the Association for the Study of Food and Society Conference June 20-24 in New York City. Abstracts are due February 1.

5-6 pm, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Fuller Building, Room 121


Gastronomy Writing Workshop: This workshop is a primer taught by Dr. Karen Pepper in academic writing that will help you develop the tools necessary for this writing-intensive graduate program. Although this workshop is open to all students within the Gastronomy Program, it is mandatory for first-year students. It is offered once a semester and must be taken in your first year of study.

1-4 pm, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Fuller Building, Room 109


An Old-Fashioned Teach In on the Farm BillWhat do we New Englanders need to know about the Farm Bill? Plenty. Spend the afternoon at the Museum of Science and learn why the Farm Bill should really be called the Food Bill from key note speakers U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) and NYU’s Marion Nestle, PhD.

2-6 pm, Museum of Science, 1 Science Park  Boston, Massachusetts 02114

Note: This is a free, but ticketed event that is currently sold out and with a waiting list. If you get in, you must report back to us on what you learn!

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