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01-Food%20Is - 1 Hunters & Gathers How did man...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Hunters & Gathers How did man evolve beyond other species? 2 Fire Communication Cooking 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 3 CULTURALLY Food Can Be: A cultural statement Chop Sticks While the precise origins of chopsticks are unknown (the first chopsticks may have been twigs used to spear a roast cooked over an open fire) they were definitely in use by the Shang dynasty (1766 BC - 1122 BC). Confucius ( 551 to 479 B.C) equated knives with acts of aggression, which went against his non-violent teachings. His influence is credited with the widespread adoption of chopsticks throughout China; scholarship had triumphed over the warrior lifestyle. Chopsticks have been the utensil of choice throughout all of China since the Han dynasty (approximately 200 BC to 200 AD). Different Serving Styles American Chinese Food Chinese Food A cultural statement 4 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? 5 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 6 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...
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course OCHEM 118A taught by Professor Schore during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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