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Visiting Professor Teaches Molecular Gastronomy Course at Atlantic Cape

March 22, 2011

Dr. Lynn Hoffman of Philadelphia joins Atlantic Cape Community College and the Academy of Culinary Arts as the Beacons by the Sea Visiting Professor this semester.

During his visit, Hoffman will serve as an adjunct instructor for Culinary Special Topics: Culture and Molecular Gastronomy, 12:30-2:40 p.m., five Tuesdays, beginning, March 29. Hoffman’s goal is to help students understand the relationship between food and culture and how it is going to shape the future of American eating. This course is open to the college community.

Hoffman founded the culinary arts degree program at Drexel University; and has taught wine and gastronomy at The Awaiting Table Italian Cooking School in Lecce, Italy, photography at the Community College of Philadelphia and Temple University, and anthropology at the State University of New York–Oswego and Utica College.

He is the author of numerous published works, including: A Short Course in Beer, 2009; and A New Short Course in Wine, 2006. Hoffman also has contributed to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia Magazine and Gastronomica, and was the wine critic and food writer for Philadelphia Daily News from 1999-2004. He has made appearances on The Food Network, CBS and Comcast “Newsmakers.”

A graduate of The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, Hoffman earned a Ph.D. in anthropology. His areas of expertise include: food and culture, food production, hotel and restaurant management and beverage history and marketing.

The visiting professor program is funded by the Atlantic Cape Community College Foundation and Beacons by the Sea.

Hoffman is the fourth visiting professor in the series. Dr. Laramie Potts served in 2010, Judge Robert Switzer in 2009 and broadcaster Dick Sheeran in 2008.