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Fall 2021


Sarah Crews, art student in Patrick Mayton's Drawing II class, created these works of food art.  The cake was painted in Drawing II class while the still life was a project she completed during the 2020 quarantine.

Culinary and Hospitality Institute Cooking Demonstration

Chef Kenneth Moore with Jefferson State's culinary program demonstrates preparation of Johnny Cake Appetizers.  Johnny Cakes are also called Hoecakes because they were cooked in the field on the flat side of a garden hoe at one point in history.

New Orleans Foodways Professional Development

Nursing and Food

  • Our body requires many different nutrients to stay healthy.  Here are a few foods and body parts that resemble each other and play a role in the health of our bodies. 
  • Dr. Tina Rowe is an instructor of nursing at the Chilton Campus and loves passing on strange and interesting information to promote health.

Phi Theta Kappa - Pi Pi Chapter Foodways Project

Every year, the Pi Pi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa participates in a year-long, research-driven project known as Honors in Action. In 2019-2020, the honor society conducted an award-winning foodways project. This is the abstract from the group’s award application: While discussing To the Seventh Generation: Inheritance and Legacy, stories about food abounded. Chapter members regaled one another with tales of grandparents, backyard barbecues, favorite dishes, and curiosities about the future of cuisine. Early research indicated that scholarly studies of food were vast and interdisciplinary. To help us focus our inquiry, the chapter used documentaries and programs on Netflix to shape discussion. These inspired our research question: how can diverse food inheritances help build legacies of trust and understanding? With the help of our college librarians, we narrowed our search and eventually synthesized over 20 scholarly sources to conclude that food is essential to identity construction and community building. The chapter also learned that the cultural context of food – the rituals and stories – are just important as the dishes themselves. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the chapter initiated a web-based project designed for people to read other’s stories and share their own. Anchoring this website were three professionally produced films featuring chapter members chronicling their own food stories. In five weeks, the chapter collected 221 stories which we plan to share with a historical archive. Feedback on the project expressed gratitude for helping people make human connections during a pandemic that has often isolated people.

Sigma Chi Eta Panel Discussion

Sigma Chi Eta (SCH) is the official community college honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA).  Mentored this year by Dr. Janice Ralya, the officers of this organization sat down to discuss food challenges and changes in America over the recent years. 

Speech and Debate Team Panel

Join the Jefferson State Speech and Debate Team as they present a panel on Food, Communication, Culture, and Psychology.

Speech 106 Presentation

Speech 106 student and Speech & Debate Team member Cameron Hodge gives a demonstration speech on the proper way to filet a fish.

Warren's Theater Appreciation 120

Each semester, Theatre Appreciation students are assigned to write a three- to five-minute play that adheres to Aristotle's unities of time, place, and action. Characters, conflict, and setting are randomly selected by a roll of the instructor's die. After the plays are written, students then create a marketing poster that includes a directorial concept blurb, scenic and costume designs, and casting of real actors as their lead characters.  This fall, students were encouraged to creatively include food in their plays. They were advised that food did not necessarily need to be the central theme, but to find clever ways to incorporate it. These three examples exemplify their efforts.