Tag Archives: Personal Response

Personal Response- What Studying Food Has Taught Me. (5/18)

This semester we have gone over countless articles and chapters about…. food. Everything about food, about how food creates cultures, about the history of food, food related traditions, and even the theory that the start of cooking food is what … Continue reading

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Personal Response- Is Beer Better Than Coffee? (5/11)

This weeks reading has been about coffee. The first coffee caused clarity of thought. What surprised me about the reading was how people tried to ban coffee. Their excuse for banning it was that it altered you’re physical and mental … Continue reading

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Why are humans not the brightest things? (4/13)

In this weeks reading we learned about how humans have altered certain plants so much that without us, the plants cannot survive.  Without us, corn would not grow because of the massive amount of kernels on the cob.  Since there … Continue reading

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Personal Response- Farming? (4/12)

In this weeks reading, Thursday’s reading actually, I thought it was interesting how farming was supposedly started. The idea that farming never really had a set starting point was surprising, yet what they considered not farming seemed a bit controversial … Continue reading

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Stop Reading, Start Doing Pushups. (3/30)

In the book Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, Richard Wrangham puts forth the idea that cooking played a major part in the evolution into humans, an idea that I wholeheartedly support, if with skepticism. Yes, I understand what … Continue reading

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Response to Wrangham (3/30)

Over the past month we have been reading a book written by Richard Wrangham about how the introduction of cooking our food made us into the humans we know recognize today. I personally do not agree with the theory of … Continue reading

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Personal Response- Deceptive Foods (3/23)

One thing that stood out to me this week was Ben’s post about the Jamba Juice smoothies (By the way Ben, please don’t be insulted by anything I’m about to say). When I read this is reminded me about all … Continue reading

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