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Name Miranda Rosso

Hometown Monrovia, CA

Current Food Obsession Artichokes, black figs, and shrimp and grits

Miranda Rosso

Miranda Rosso
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well." Virginia Woolfe

Why did you decide to pursue a Master of Arts degree in Food Studies?
For a complete career change toward something I enjoy: learning about natural ingredients and the stories attached to them.

What topic have you found most compelling in your studies?
As a Southern California native, I've loved learning about the "Food Biography" of San Francisco.

What is one of your favorite San Francisco food experiences?
The rabbit fettuccine dinner at Zazies. If you go, you must dine on the back patio, rain or shine.

What is your thesis project? 
Popcorn Victory!  My thesis explores the story of popcorn's popularity in American snack culture as a result of federal wartime rationing in The United States during World War II.

How do you envision putting this degree to work?
Teaching others about ingredient origins. Designing food tourism endeavors. Becoming an even better dinner party host.