Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT2023: Theory and Methods of Food Preservation
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Celia Plender (Convenor)
|Available via distance learning|
This module examines food preservation, with a focus on artisan methods and small- to medium-sized enterprises in South West England. You will learn the theory and methods of techniques ranging from pickling and preserving, to sourdough baking, fish smoking, butchery and charcuterie, cheese making, and cider making. Traditional and contemporary artisan technologies will be examined in historical perspective, along with the changing socio-economic environments and livelihoods associated with the making of these foods. You will learn the basic science of these forms of food making and preservation, and develop basic skills through hands-on learning with craft producers, small-scale entrepreneurs and food science practitioners.