Wednesday, January 26, 2011

M&M Makeup and Mashed Potato Mountain

Department of Folklore Lunchtime Seminar Series
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Room ED-4036, Education Building, MUN

Kate Butler (PhD student, Folklore) presents "M&M Makeup and Mashed Potato Mountains: An Exploration of the Uses of Food Play"

For some adults, food play gives a sense of pride while for others, it's a source of embarrassment. Most creative eaters enjoy food play as a "guilty pleasure," which is in keeping with the mixed messages society and the media send us about these sorts of activities. This presentation will explore the wide variety of foods that we eat creatively and the purposes that this play serves, including allowing us to recapture the past and giving us a sense of control over our hectic lives.

Colleagues and friends from Memorial University and beyond are welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch. For more information, visit

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