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Want to study gastronomy?

UNISG Logo 2So you want to study gastronomy? Here is some helpful information on the subject itself and more specifically, the program at the University of Gastronomic Sciences (UNISG for short) in Italy. Shortly after returning to the United States, I wrote a blog post defining gastronomy- “What is Gastronomy?” And thereafter, I penned “A Day in the Life of a Gastronomy Student” for Honest Cooking, which serves as a great primer. Disclaimer: Although, the program and  Colorno campus (the campus located inside of an old palazzo is still home to the culinary academy  ALMA) no longer exist, the following information is still beneficial.

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Welcome Note

From 2009 to 2012, I had a blog called A Hungry Artist. It mainly functioned as a creative outlet for exploring abstract topics as it related to food. A lot of the content was obscure, posting schedules weren’t consistent, and well, I had not yet found my path.

Since then, I have worked in the corporate world and on my own. My style has certainly changed, my writing has evolved, and along the way, I found a love for history, more specifically Miami history, and at the micro level, Miami food history. I also wrote 2 books on the topic- The Sizzling History of Miami Cuisine: Cortaditos, Stone Crabs and Empanadas and Discovering Vintage Miami.

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The Queen Mum and Mr. Oedipus

[From 2009 to 2012, I had a blog called A Hungry Artist. It mainly functioned as a creative outlet for exploring abstract topics as it related to food. The following post was selected from that archive. Some copy has been edited for clarity.]

The Queen Mum was unintelligibly British in speech. We may have been speaking the same language, but we certainly were not communicating. From what I grasped of our conversation, she recently returned from her most recent trip to the sun, where she was developing British goodwill and tanning. Ha, did I just say the sun? I meant the moon. The Brits don’t tan.

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The Food Year in Review, 2011

[From 2009 to 2012, I had a blog called A Hungry Artist. It mainly functioned as a creative outlet for exploring abstract topics as it related to food. The following post was selected from that archive. Some copy has been edited for clarity.]

Following up on last year’s popular blog post of the food year in review (in case you haven’t read it, read it here), here are the food highlights from the year 2011.

One year later, I know that I was very extremely wrong at the end of 2010. Food in 2011 hit the fan and exploded like a badly fried turkey. Referring to food as simply it, it became the topic on everyone’s tongue. If you didn’t like food, you were not cool. Period.

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The Food Year in Review, 2010

[From 2009 to 2012, I had a blog called A Hungry Artist. It mainly functioned as a creative outlet for exploring abstract topics as it related to food. The following post was selected from that archive. Some copy has been edited for clarity.]

Like Thanksgiving and Christmas, the round-up lists came early this year. Now, 2 days to the New Year, you’re probably sick of them, and I’m cutting it close.

Every year is known for something specific and 2010 was no different as it was OFFICIALLY THE YEAR OF FOOD. From the spot-on trends in late 2009 (Epicurious, Food Channel, The Daily Beast) to the emergence of Ruth Bourdain, everyone was abuzz about everything food related.

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