Food: A Cultural Culinary History (The Great Courses)

What recommendations do you have for other facilitators who are using "Food: A Cultural Culinary History"? Consider sharing additional resources you found helpful, activities that worked particularly well, and some reflections on who this course is best suited for. For more information, see this course on P2PU’s course page.

This course received a rating from a facilitator!

Did anything about the learning circle surprise you?
How closely history and food are intertwined

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 25 participant(s) attended the first meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

You recorded in your weekly feedback that 24 participant(s) attended the second meeting. Is this correct?
Yes

About how many people showed up for the last meeting?
21

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star(s)?
Good discussions, lots to learn

How likely are you to recommend facilitating a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
I love the concept of learning collaboratively

course
Food: A Cultural Culinary History

goal
Continue to build a lifelong learning community and survive the isolation imposed by COVID.

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
food and history are interlinked

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Food: A Cultural Culinary History ?
5

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
More adventurous about trying new food

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
followed the path set out

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
there is always something interesting to learn

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
It was interesting to focus just on the food/cuisine as we look back.

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Food: A Cultural Culinary History ?
3

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
I have already ordered several books on Roman cuisine that I hadn’t realized were available.

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
2

Why did you give the course 2 star/stars?
I found the conversations stilted. By the time that the group warmed up, it was time to end the discussion.

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
4

Why?
I did learn something and with covid, I really need the stimulation.

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
amazing variety of diets over the centuries

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Food: A Cultural Culinary History ?
3

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
not sure

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
yes - excellent presenter

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
4

Why?
interesting

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
Learned so much about things I didn’t know that I didn’t knnow

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Food: A Cultural Culinary History ?
4

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
New knowledge only, not really applicable

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star/stars?
Well presented, set the historical context

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
Interesting, entertaining, enriching

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
Yes

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Food: A Cultural Culinary History ?
4

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Not sure

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
Felt right

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
4

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
Differences and similarities that still exist today

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Food: A Cultural Culinary History ?
5

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
To build on it and learn more.

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star/stars?
Lectures were excellent

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
4

Why?
To increase knowledge with a likeminded friendly group

This course received a rating from a participant!

Is there anything else that you learned or achieved during the learning circle?
I increased my knowledge of how food and history are combined

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Food: A Cultural Culinary History ?
5

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
Will continue doing research on the topic

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
5

Why did you give the course 5 star/stars?
The course was excellent and the coordinated was excellent

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
An excellent use of technology to learn about different topics, lively conversation

This course received a rating from a participant!

Do you feel more confident about what you just learned in Food: A Cultural Culinary History ?
4

How do you intend to apply what you learned?
When I read my huge cookbook collection I will have a greater knowledge of where the recipes came from.

How well did the online course work as a learning circle?
4

Why did you give the course 4 star/stars?
Some of rhe speakers monopolized the conversation

How likely are you to recommend participating in a learning circle to a friend or colleague?
5

Why?
other people would find the info relevant