Gastronomy, Food and Culture, Certificate

Gastronomy, Food and Culture, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
    Duration
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The Gastronomy, Food and Culture course is offered at Istanbul Aydin Summer School of Istanbul Aydin University. “ Everyone must eat !” Food is a biological necessity for the functioning of our bodies. However, humans throughout history have attached a great deal of meaning and artistry to this basic necessity, imbuing it with meaning and a sense of community.

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As we all work together to create a sustainable and equitable economic world, an understanding of how cultural differences relate to universal human needs is of fundamental importance. This course encourages critical thinking skills through examination of how culture impacts food choices and vice versa.

The Gastronomy, Food and Culture course is offered at Istanbul Aydin Summer School of Istanbul Aydin University. “ Everyone must eat !” Food is a biological necessity for the functioning of our bodies. However, humans throughout history have attached a great deal of meaning and artistry to this basic necessity, imbuing it with meaning and a sense of community. This course will explore this concept from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

This course will enable you to make conscious choices about the food you eat with an understanding of global food interactions and how they impact people worldwide, as well as equipping you with key skills in preparing Turkish cuisine. Anatolian (Turkish) cuisine is among the top cuisines in the world.

It represents a perfect harmony of the many civilizations which lived in this area. Participants of this course will get the chance to learn a lot about this magnificent culture of cuisine at its root. They will also learn how to prepare some pre-selected dishes from the Turkish cuisine. This is a not to miss opportunity to come together with students from different cultures of the world and explore the Turkish food culture in this particular course.

Course Details
  • Who can participate: All undergraduate and postgraduate students are interested in the subject.
  • Participation Limit: 20 students
  • Special Event: Cooking Show

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

From the theoretical perspective, students will learn about the interaction between food and culture – how we connect what we eat with who we are. The focus will be on the cultural and symbolic meanings of foods as well as the very concrete impacts that food has on our global economic systems.

From the practical perspective, the students will learn specifically about Turkish food from a local chef, and gain practice in preparing Turkish dishes in Aydin University’s state of the art kitchen.

The course will culminate in a cooking show where the students will have the opportunity to showcase their new talents.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants should be able to do the following:

  • Prepare a range of typical Turkish dishes
  • Discuss the development of regional cuisines, using Turkish food as an example
  • Explain how food is used as a cultural symbol
  • Identify how global food dynamics are expressed in a local setting
  • Apply knowledge of food history and theory to ongoing food choices

Lecturers

  • Dr. Colleen Cummings - Guest Lecturer, Seattle College
  • Prof. Kamil Bostan - Istanbul Aydin University
  • Chef: Yildirim Serim - Istanbul Aydin University

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Ambition towards gastronomy and love for cooking

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    640 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 640 USD per module and a duration of 14 days.
  • National Applies to you

    640 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 640 USD per module and a duration of 14 days.
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  • Enrollment Cost: 640 USD (Includes course fee, accommodation, museum entrances and weekend sightseeing tours)
  • Early registration discounted cost: 590 USD
  • Additional Cost: 50 USD for cooking lab

Living costs for Istanbul

  • 2000 - 3240 TRY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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