Hello, and welcome to Small Bites--a blog about the spices and stories of local restaurants in the smallest state! Small Bites is a collaborative effort, co-authored by a team of students from Brown's Public Humanities Program. The idea for this project began during research for the exhibit Food on the Move, a collaboration between the Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts Museum and the Public Humanities Program at Brown University. In the exhibit, we explore the history of eating while traveling on different modes of transportation. While our exhibit is focused on meals consumed on the move, our research for it started to make us think about the food that we eat locally, right here in Rhode Island's favorite restaurants. Just like in the exhibit, it was the stories behind these meals that most interested us: Who prepares the food we eat? Where do the recipes come from? What do the ingredients mean to the people who use them? What does eating mean in different cultures and how is it adapted to the American context? Where is the food we eat raised and grown? These questions serve as the basis for Small Bites.
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