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Giving Thanks

d05_11traditions05.jpgStudents in a class on culture and food at Appalachian State University celebrated Thanksgiving with a meal they prepared as part of their coursework. The course, taught by Neva Specht from the Department of History and Becky Cranston from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, explores the intersection of food and culture in society, such as manners, etiquette, old world and new world foods and family traditions. Students shared recipes from their family Thanksgiving traditions, including cabbage casserole, mashed potatoes with goat cheese, and pickled beets. The course was developed with assistance from a grant awarded by the Provost’s Council on Interdisciplinarity to encourage faculty to link courses and team teach outside of the college in which they are based.


(Appalachian photo by University Photographer Mike Rominger)