Sandwiched In

Jambalaya
Jambalaya

SANDWICHED IN: From Cappuccino to Jambalaya: Food and American Identity. It has been said that one of the most enduring markers of ethnic identity is cuisine. Indeed, in even the smallest communities throughout the country, it is not uncommon to find Italian, Chinese, or Middle Eastern eateries. Using Donna Gabaccia’s history of the bagel as a launching point for our discussion, this conversation examines the ways in which food and the act of eating are important ways of defining who we are. Presenter Gregory Young is an adjunct professor of political science at Finger Lakes Community College and a Ph.D. student at the University at Buffalo/SUNY in the American Studies program. This event is made possible through the Conversations Bureau, a new program of the New York Council for the Humanities. Conversations Bureau discussions are made possible with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 12:10 p.m.