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Unformatted text preview: IS 1 2 Hunters & Gathers 3 4 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 5 CHEMICALLY —Foods Are: ! Major Components ! Water ! Protein ! Carbohydrate ! Fat ! Minor Components 6 CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement 7 Different Serving Styles American Chinese Food Chinese Food 8 A cultural statement 9 10 CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or national statement 11 CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or national statement Haggis 12 Haggis — What is it? ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or national statement ! Could it be as horrid as it seems? 13 14 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? 15 16 17 Salt cured ham whose culture is it anyway?? ! Virginia or Smithfield (country ham) ! Jamón ibérico, Spanish ham ! Prosciutto, Italian for ham ! Jinhua ham from the Tang Dynasty 18 CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic or national statement 19 CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic/national statement ! A religious statement 20 Another religious statement 21 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 22 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 23 24 Kosher certification symbols !...
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2011 for the course FST 10 taught by Professor Jack during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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