University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Janet Chrzan

Dreaming of Tuscany

Pursuing the Anthropology of Culinary Tourism

By: Janet Chrzan

If you were to think of a place you have visited, especially a well-known tourist destination like San Francisco or New Orleans, what immediately comes to mind? Is it a famous view like the Golden Gate Bridge or a major event like Hurricane Katrina? Or is it the local food, such as sourdough bread, seafood, […]


Why Study Culinary Tourism?: Answers for a Healthy Life

Research Notes

By: Janet Chrzan

The first time I heard about the academic study of tourism—an undergraduate course the University of California at Berkeley entitled the “Anthropology of Tourism”— I thought it was a joke. While I never took the class, unfortunately, now, 20 years later, I have devoured the writings of that particular pro­fessor and many others, while seeking […]