You eat every day, but what do you know about food?
In this class we’ll learn about food, talk about food, try new foods, make food, and eat food!
Yum is a “food-positive course”, in which we embrace the full variety of human cuisine. The eating styles of all the students, regardless of the restrictions on their diets, whether from religious, ethical, or medical origins, will be celebrated and supported.
We’ll explore the history of humans and food, find out what flavor is and how you make it, explore food science, learn about nutrition, look into food production, make holiday foods, discuss the ethics of food, find out what people eat in different places, and eat, eat, eat!
Since this is an online course, the hands-on portion of the course will need the participation of a food-loving adult. Get ready to take the yummiest course at Athena’s!
A word from the instructor:
A note from the instructor:
“My mother’s Italian grandmother taught her to cook, and cooking was an essential part of our family life. Almost all of my important childhood memories revolve around discovering, cooking, eating, and sharing food. I will never forget the time that a friend told me she wanted to play at my house because “it’s messy, and there’s always something good to eat!” Of course, we can’t eat together online, but we can explore food and share our experiences. I’m looking forward to exploring food with you!”
~ Instructor, “Prof.” Suki
Notes from students:
- I feel like this class has challenged a lot of my views on food, how people fix and eat it, and the different kinds of diets and moral restrictions that other people, countries, and cultures have. ~Natalie, Athena’s Student
- Professor Wessling’s class is enlightening and insightful. I recommend this class for anyone looking to become more open minded about food; a try-er! ~Evan, Athena’s Student