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01-FoodIs - 1 Hunters& Gathers How did man evolve beyond other species • Fire • Communication • Cooking 2 Food —What Where& Why Food

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Hunters & Gathers How did man evolve beyond other species? • Fire • Communication • Cooking 2 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 3 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 CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic/national statement ! A religious statement 6 Another religious statement CULTURALLY — Food Can Be: ! A cultural statement ! An ethnic/national statement ! A religious statement...
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This note was uploaded on 01/31/2012 for the course FST 10 taught by Professor Jack during the Summer '08 term at UC Davis.

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01-FoodIs - 1 Hunters& Gathers How did man evolve beyond other species • Fire • Communication • Cooking 2 Food —What Where& Why Food

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