Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Food Class Pix

OH THE TIMES! The class is disgusted but polite when Delahoyde serves up medieval food on trencher breads. Still, no one dropped (the class nor dead). Alison, Amanda, and Elisabeth are rightfully pleased with their culinary contributions. Jessica and Natalie use many sesquipedalian words. We are impressed. We watch the movie Eating, eating. Brian I…

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Soul Food

SOUL FOOD (1997) Notes: 20th-Century Fox. 115 minutes.Mama Joe: Irma P. HallTerri: Vanessa WilliamsMiles: Michael BeachFaith: Gina RaveraMaxine: Viveca FoxKenny: Jeffry D. SamsBird: Nia LongLem: Mekhi PhiferAhmed: Brandon Hammond Director: George Tillman Jr.Producers: Tracey E. Edmonds and Robert TeitelScreenplay: George Tillman Jr.Cinematography: Paul ElliotMusic: Lisa Coleman and Wendy Melvoin Summary: This film focuses on a…

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A Walk in the Clouds

A WALK IN THE CLOUDS (1995) Notes: 20 Century Fox. 102 minutes.Paul Sutton: Keanu ReevesVictoria Aragon: Aitana Sanchez-GijonDon Pedro: Giancarlo GianniniAlberto Aragon: Anthony Quin Director: Alfonso ArauProducers: Gil Netter, David Zucker, and Jerry ZuckerScreenplay: Robert Mark Kamen, Mark Miller, and Harvey WeitzmanCinematography: Emmanuel LubezkiMusic: Maurice JarreAdapted from Four Steps in the Clouds (1942) Summary: Paul…

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Like Water for Chocolate

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE (1993) Notes: Miramax. 105 minutes.Tita: Lumi CavazosMama Elena: Regina TornePedro: Marco LeonardiRosura: Yareli ArizmendiWith Mario Ivan Martinez Director: Alfonso ArauProducer: Alfonso ArauScreenplay: Laura EsquivelMusic: Leo BrowerLanguage: Spanish with English Subtitles Summary: The story revolves around the illegitimate childTita, the youngest of three sisters who because of family traditionmust stay unmarried so…

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Kristi Folsom: Essay

Animal Cookies: A Child’s Substitute forFriendsKristi Folsom As the movie Eating (1990) portrays, many women of allages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes have problems concerning food.For many women in the film their problems spring from feelinguncomfortable around other women, especially those who felt theirmothers constantly criticized them. For others their problemsarise from not feeling accepted or…

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Melissa Albert: Essay

The Entwinements of FoodMelissa Albert As a student of nutrition, food is always atthe forefront of my mind. It’s the topic of my classes and thesubject of most of my homework, not to mention the normal cravingsand thoughts of food I experience each day. As would be expected,the overall exposure to food during my school…

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Vanessa Ross: Essay

ReminiscenceVanessa Ross In all of my reminiscences about food. the one item most prominentin my memory is the frite sandwich. It is exactly as it sounds:a French-fry sandwich. A baguette, the length of my arm, had beensliced down the middle and thick “frites” or French-frieswere put inside. A HOT pepper sauce smothered the innards of…

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FOOD ESSAYS

ESSAY INDEX FOUNDATIONAL COMMENTARY “The Entwinements of Food”Melissa Albert offers an eloquent meditation on the subject ofeating. “Food and Higher Education”Alison Jameson discusses the value of food studies. “What’s with the Math?”Alison Jameson comments on unnerving statistics regarding thetime we spend eating. MEMOIRS “Reminiscence”Vanessa Ross recalls her first and last Frite episode. “French Food and…

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Food Films

Food Films The Cook (1918) Dinner at Eight (1933) Alice’s Restaurant (1969) Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) The Thief Who Came to Dinnner (1973) Sunday Dinner for a Soldier (1976) Who’s Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978) A Wedding (1978) My Dinner with André (1981) My Breakfast with Blassie (1981) Diner (1982)…

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The Freshman

THE FRESHMAN (1990) Notes: Columbia Pictures. 102 minutes.Clark Kellogg: Matthew BroderickCarmine Sabatini: Marlon BrandoTina Sabatini: Penelope Ann MillerLarry London: Maximilian SchellDwight Armstrong: David Stratton Directors: Andrew BergmanProducers: Michael Lobell and Mike LobellScreenplay: Andrew BergmanCinematography: William A. FrakerMusic: David Newman Summary: The film offers the modern-day misfortunes ofClark Kellogg, a naïve student going to a New…

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