Tag Archives: MaryMargaret Portera

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on..(5/18)

Title: Quote, Ghandi Of all the things I have learned this semester, I think the most valuable thing I will take away is my new way of thinking about food. Because of medical issues, I had already had to start … Continue reading

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Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company..(5/11)

Title: Quote, Unknown Tea being such a stereotypical British drink, I was surprised to see in tonight’s reading that it was originally, in fact, not much of a British thing at all. This reading really made me stop to think … Continue reading

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At the end of every diet, the path curves back toward the trough..(5/9)

Title: Quote, Mason Cooley This website is one that addresses an issue we’ve not only been talking about all year, but one that I discuss in my food philosophy: processed food. It highlights specific nutrients that we are lacking because … Continue reading

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Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get..(5/4)

Title: Quote, Forest Gump. So, despite the title post, this response has absolutely nothing to do with chocolate, but more to do with life. In the past few weeks in this class, we have been discussing the role of alcohol … Continue reading

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Tastes are made, not born..(4/27)

Title: Quote, Mark Twain Much of what we do, scientists have discovered, is completely mind over matter. Maybe food is no different. There may be no difference between Coke and Pepsi, and everyone who takes the blind taste test very … Continue reading

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So I really thought today was Friday..(4/23)

Lobster from the home Is certainly preferred to mere slop from the school

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That’s something I’ve noticed about food: whenever there’s a crisis, if you can get people eating normally things get better..(4/13)

Title: Quote, Madeleine l’Engle In class this week, we talked (and read) about how agriculture ultimately lead to the “big man”, or the leaders that rose to power because they had food, and they were in charge of that food. … Continue reading

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