Thanks to a time conflict, I had to miss Tuesday night's speech at UNC-Charlotte's center city campus by New York University professor Marion Nestle.
Too bad: I apparently missed some provoking thought. Nestle wrote about this week on her blog, Food Politics.
Here's what she posted:
Is Food Studies the End of Civilization? Really?
“Food studies” has become an academic growth area, adding to the deterioration of the humanities, and to the advancement of leftist ideologies. No doubt our universities will be producing many more “scholars” investigating all aspects of food: food and race, food and capitalism, food and gender, etc. But we will have fewer graduates familiar with literary and philosophical masterpieces. Fewer will be able to produce good writing—or real food.