Hey, anyone wanna help write curriculum?
Starting in May, I’m going to be teaching a class in which, to quote from the tenative catalog decription,
“students will look at and respond to a variety of texts that examine the roles cuisine plays in shaping the lives of individuals, families, and cultures. Many of the primary texts will be films, such as “Like Water for Chocolate” or “Eat Drink Man Woman” (The specific list will be subject to periodic change), and much of the class will be spent writing about and discussing these films and their themes.”
The working list of films we’re considering so far:
Eat Drink Man Woman
Like Water for Chocolate
I could (and did) just google, but I’d like to get some personal recommendations. Please don’t hesitate to second other people’s votes.
Films must be appropriate for classroom viewing (The Cook, the Thief, his Wife and her Lover would be out…) and fairly easily accessible (think Community College). Extra bonus points for films that are adaptations of novels.
Finally, I’m also looking for short stories and memoirs about food, especially ones that may connect or contrast with the films.