lect1 - Food Is & Represents ! ! Food -What, Where...

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1 ! Food can be viewed from many perspectives ! Most basic I suppose would be to just consider it — FUEL ! In which case, it’s just a bunch of molecules that our body needs to stay alive ! So, a food chemist might just look at all the components CHEMICALLY —Foods Are: ! Major Components ! Water ! Protein ! Carbohydrate ! Fat ! Minor Components CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural ! statement Different Serving Styles American Chinese Food Chinese Food A cultural statement
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2 CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or ! national ! statement CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or ! national ! statement Haggis Haggis — What is it? ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or ! national ! statement ! Could it be as horrid as it seems? Haggis — What is it? ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or ! national ! statement ! Could it be as horrid as it seems? ! All kidding aside, what does Alton Brown really think of haggis? CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or ! national ! statement
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3 A bilateral view ! Could this be the way French view each other? CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic/national statement ! A religious statement Another religious statement CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic/national statement ! A religious statement ! As one example of religious and cultural aspects, let’s take a look at this Kosher thing Kosher Foods — A modern trend from biblical times 1275 BC: The Torah, given from God to Moses on Mount Sinai, imposes dietary restrictions that form the basis for kosher food requirements. What does ‘SCIENCE’ have to say?
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lect1 - Food Is & Represents ! ! Food -What, Where...

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