Anna Zeide

Anna is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she spends her days cooking, eating, blogging, writing a dissertation on the history of canned food in America, working as the food intern for the environmental dorm on campus, and teaching a freshman food ethics seminar.

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Food Studies: Creating historical records for the future

Anna Zeide is embarking on a project to record the daily interactions of everyday people with the food they consume.

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Food Studies: Thanksgiving marked the seasons in a post-seasonal world

Food Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here. In A still from The Miracle of the Can.The Miracle of the Can, a 1956 promotional video for the American Can Company, a husky-voiced narrator observes, “The time for reaping is so very short. That perhaps is why man has always made so much of harvest, made it a time of festival or prayer, for he knows his life depends on swiftly gathering in the bounty nature gives him.” In …

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Food Studies: College students plant seeds of change

Food Studies features the voices of volunteer student bloggers from a variety of different food- and agriculture-related programs at universities around the world. You can explore the full series here. Photo: Anna ZeideIf you’ve ever visited the University of Wisconsin, you’ve probably eaten some Babcock ice cream, perhaps while enjoying a sunset on the Terrace. It’s just one of those things that people do. But last week, some of the students in the food ethics class I student-teach began to ask questions about how Babcock ice cream is produced — whether it’s organic, how many processed ingredients it includes, if …

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Food Studies: Canvolution!

Canning is hip again, a century after it first caught on -- but for very different reasons.

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Food Studies: It all began with spam

Anna has found a way to combine a love of food with a history of science degree, thanks to the legendary canned meat.

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