Nearly a quarter of Los Angeles County households experienced food insecurity over the last 12 months — up 7 percentage points since the end of 2021, according to a new study released by USC Dornsife’s Public Exchange.
USC Dornsife professor Sarah Portnoy and USC Annenberg professor Amara Aguilar also collaborate on a related course teaching students how to use digital media to share oral histories.
Vallery Lomas ’07 left her career as a lawyer to focus on baking — and won the “Great American Baking Show.” Now she’s an acclaimed cookbook author.
Mark Padoongpatt ’11, a professor of Asian American studies, turned his Ph.D. thesis into a book on Thai immigrants that landed him air time on the Hulu show hosted by Padma Lakshmi. [5 ½ min read]
A Maymester class uses food as a vehicle for understanding the diversity, cultures and history of one of the world’s culinary hot spots — even during the COVID-19 lockdown. [4¼ min read]
Why are students in an introductory science course setting cheese puffs on fire? To understand biology fundamentals, of course. [4 min read]
How much do microbes control our internal climate, and can we manipulate the microbiome to adjust the thermostat? [7½ min read]
To head off “food burnout,” USC Hospitality revamps most menus on the University Park campus. [3 min read]
A born storyteller, Kimberley Lovato ’90 has published a mouthwatering guide to her beloved adoptive city’s most intriguing restaurants, markets and artisanal food shops.