Stories of Food, Food as Story

a project-based workshop series to explore our food traditions

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Stories of Food, Food as Story is a 4-session project-based workshop to explore our history and cultural heritage through food traditions. Local teaching artists will guide participants through the process of:

  • Identifying a food tradition through which they can learn about their history or culture
  • Conducting an oral history interview(s) to document the tradition
  • Using interview transcripts and memorabilia as source material as inspiration to create a short piece of creative nonfiction and/or a visual journal

Sessions will include a meal that highlights a food tradition in our community. This workshop is for anyone interested in tools and a structured process to connect with their loved ones, their culture and their community and explore their story through food.

No previous experience is necessary to participate! Students may earn ILC credit. 


This series is funded in part by an American Historical Association Grant. We encourage those who are able to make a contribution to support our ability to make this accessible to all. 

Suggested donation: $5 to $500

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