I am a current Master's student. My philosophy thesis deals with food academically (political philosophy, ethics, and environmental concerns). I will be completing my MA this spring and plan to take the next year off. I feel that I possess a fair amount of academic knowledge with regard to food but hope to spend my year off expanding my practical, physical, and intimate knowledge with regard to food.
This is where I hope that you chowhounds can help. I am looking for opportunities, information, ideas, and possibilities to expand this type of food knowledge.
For example, I have found an opportunity in which I could cook for individuals who are building a trail in Montana. I have found an Anarchist University in which I could teach a course about food. I have found soup kitchens to volunteer at.
Anything related to food I want to hear about! :)
(I am Canadian.)
I gotta say I love the Austrialian version! I like how everyone is nice to each other. And it's pretty much the only cooking show that I actually get good ideas from. I basically write something down every episode - things to try, techniques, ect. I also really like the Masterclass.
The american version isn't really about cooking - it's about being the 'cutthroat competiors' that apparently we all want to watch - I want to watch good, informational cooking shows not Big Brother, with cooking.