A Taste of FoodCultura

Presented by Students in 
Foodcultura: The Art and Anthropology of Cuisine, 
University of Chicago, Autumn 2019

The Chicago FoodCultura Clarion, Issue 1

The Chicago FoodCultura Clarion, Issue 2

The Chicago FoodCultura Clarion, Issue 3

The Chicago FoodCultura Clarion, Issue 4


Yoon-Jee Choi’s analysis of cakes from Roeser’s Bakery through the eyes of a Bauhaus historian.

Eli Bec’s discussion of ofrendas prepared for Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead altars) and her own personal ofrenda

Alana Ferguson’s musings on cotton candy as an art form.

Maisie Watson and Daniel Simantob explored the intersection of public and private dining experiences at Sinhá, a Brazilian home-restaurant in Chicago and in their own apartment.

Persian Matzoh Ball Soup

In November we were treated to Maggi Galaxy, a presentation by Stephan Palmié, Professor of Anthropology at University of Chicago and Antoni Miralda, Barcelona-based artist and founder of FoodCultura. They are collaborating on a Chicago-focused project supported by a Gray Center Mellon Collaborative Fellowship, exploring the intersection between food, art, and other forms of cultural exchange. This project included “Foodcultura: The Art and Anthropology of Cuisine,” a team-taught course using Chicago’s diverse and complex alimentary and gustatory worlds for the students’ extensive fieldwork.

A Taste of FoodCultura will be a snapshot of the students’ final presentations from this course:

Sinhá / home dining (January 25)
Sugar (January 25)

Foodchains / South Shore vs Albany Park (February 15)
Live Poultry (February 15)

Note: There might be changes in order, additions or deletions, so check the website for recent information.


Saturday, January 25 and February 15, 2020 at 10 AM
Bethany Retirement Community
4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago 60640
(west of Clark St, north of Lawrence Ave)
Public transportation: CTA 22 Clark, 81 Lawrence, and 92 Foster buses stop nearby
Free street parking and a nearby parking lot

Cost: $3 (free to Bethany residents and University of Chicago students with ID 

All are welcome!