01-FoodIs - IS 1 2 Food What, Where & Why ! CHEMICALLY...

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IS 1 2 ! 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 3 CHEMICALLY —Foods Are: ! Major Components ! Water ! Protein ! Carbohydrate ! Fat ! Minor Components 4
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CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement 5 Different Serving Styles American Chinese Food Chinese Food 6 A cultural statement 7 8
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CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or national statement 9 CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or national statement Haggis 10 Haggis — What is it? ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or national statement ! Could it be as horrid as it seems? 11 12
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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? 13 14 15 CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or national statement 16
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CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic/national statement ! A religious statement 17 Another religious statement 18 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 19 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 20
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21 Kosher certification symbols ! There are several around
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course FST FST 10 taught by Professor Shoemaker during the Spring '09 term at UC Davis.

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01-FoodIs - IS 1 2 Food What, Where & Why ! CHEMICALLY...

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