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01-Food_Is - Food-What Where Why Food can be viewed from...

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1 IS Food —What, Where & Why ! 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
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2 Different Serving Styles American Chinese Food Chinese Food A cultural statement 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
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3 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?
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4 CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or ! national ! statement CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic/national statement ! A religious statement Another religious statement
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5 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? And what does big business think? Let’s take a look at a Kosher video The quality is pretty bad, but the ideas are OK Kosher certification symbols ! There are several around the world ! The video clip from the Orthodox Union was from one, and fairly popular in the U.S.
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