This module provides an introduction to gastronomy and gives the students an awareness of the importance of the historical, social and contextual factors which influence eating patterns and the development of both global and Irish cuisines

Learning Outcomes

  1. Outline the breadth of the subject of Gastronomy.

  2. Identify key contributors and influences in the historical and contemporary development of gastronomy.

  3. Identify the links between International Cuisines, its evolution and influences on the development of contemporary cuisine.

  4. Examine the origins of traditional Irish cookery and the positive influences which the use of local /regional food products have on the development of Irish Gastronomy.

  5. Interpret and Evaluate the key aspects of the Meal Experience.

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