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What Will I Learn?
  Explore the world of gastronomy and discover the philosophical and methodological principles related to cuisine. In understanding the background to gastronomy, you can develop critical and analytical skills to enhance your knowledge of issues concerning food and drink in culture(s) in historical and contemporary contexts. 
  Principles of Gastronomy enriches you with the knowledge and skills to reflect in a meaningful way to the sustainable production and consumption of food in the modern world.  This includes presenting creative and innovative solutions to current and future problems regarding food production, distribution and consumption.  

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Both options offer flexible and accessible learning at your own pace.
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Course Structure

Participants will (critically) explore contemporary gastronomy by developing an understanding of the cultural and social underpinnings of gastronomy.

Weekly topics include:
People in a food and drink related business and those interested in food as a leisure activity, who seek an understanding gastronomy and why we take pleasure in eating and drinking and its impact on society and culture will benefit from this course.

Course Introduction


  • Katinka Lansik
    The course was very interesting in terms of the variety in topics. The literature and guidance made me think more in-depth about the many topics. Discussions, both written and live, were interesting due to the variety in background of all the students and differing points of view. It is a pity that the course went so fast, everyone would have loved for the course to be longer and continue to learn. Thank you, Le Cordon Bleu.
    Katinka Lansink, Netherlands
  • Gordana Radenkovic
    Completing a short course in Gastronomy gave me a lot of insight into the world of food. This course was very intellectually stimulating and has helped me think broadly and critically about all that concerns people and food.
    Gordana Radenkovic, New Zealand

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