A Moveable Feast: Writing About Food

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    A Moveable Feast: Writing About Food

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Communication Studies, Creative Writing, English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    prerequisite: ENG 202

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Food writing is defined in many ways: cookbooks to non-fiction essays, restaurant reviews to travel and personal narratives. This course will examine food writing in its various professional forms and will instruct students in approaches to writing about food for publications. Students will write a restaurant review, a personal essay, and a food analysis and recipe, as well as short analytical writings that examine the work of professional writers. In part, Rome is our classroom and textbook, so students should be prepared to visit local markets, restaurants, and locales around the city where food plays a role (street vendors, gelaterie, parks, etc).

Course Disclaimer

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Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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