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.
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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.
Upon completion of this course participants should be able to do the following:
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Ambition towards gastronomy and love for cooking
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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