Study Food this Summer in Italy
ENVS 437L: Ecogastronomy Intensive (10 credits)
Space is limited - apply today!
This food course begins with a culinary intensive in Bellingham, also available online, then moves to Florence, Italy, where students study Italian and food culture of Italy. Students also study at the prestigious University of Florence sensory taste sciences department.
Study is with renowned European faculty, Erminio Monteleone,Caterina Dinella, and Johannes Wirz (Switzerland excursion) as well as with Western professor, Gigi Berardi.
Enrollment is limited to 20. Register now to reserve your place!
You can also receive graduate credits for this program. Additional credits are available through independent study. Courses can be repeated for credit. Those without prereqs can enroll in the program; all you need to do is contact Gigi.
- Experience Italian farm- and home-cooking with Italian families and in hands-on culinary intensives in Italy, the home of the “Slow Food” movement.
- Visit historic and cultural sites in Florence, both “birthplace” of the Italian Renaissance and home to a dynamic, vibrant, Italian food culture.
- Visit Fiesole (with its Etruscan sites) and on farms in picturesque, hilltop settings.
- Study sensory taste science with European experts at the University of Florence.
- Participate in carbon-offsetting at "Inspiration Farm" in Whatcom County (optional).
The cost of this program provides most meals in Italy, including country and palazzo-dining in the Tuscan countryside, as well as conversational Italian and introductory art as part of the food culture experience.
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