Monkey Bread and Animal Crackers 

Above is al ink to a dessert called Monkey Bread.  My family and I have it Christmas day.  I always wondered why it was called Monkey Bread and never looked it up until now.  There seem to be differing theory, but one of my favorite is that a slang term for snack food in the 1950s was "monkey food" and that because this bread pulls apart into little bit size pieces it is like a snack. 


Horse, Sheep, Monkey

Although I am the year of the horse, for this blog I am going to focus on the Sheep.  In the article we read for this week's class, there was a segment about the relationship between animals and humans in special regards to a farming situation.  There was a quote that struck me which was, "The were subjected and worshiped, bred and sacrificed."  As someone who has no farm experience and only knows animals through the lense of observing them in nature or as pets and who only knows food through the lense of going to a grocery store or farmers mar

Hox Zodiac

Hi, My name is Arta. I have recently transferred from community college, and my major is Physiology. I am very excited to be part of this class because I like myth. The first session of the class made me even more interested. Relating people with a year and month they have borne in with the animals, and comparing the characteristic of the animal with the behavior of the people was very interesting for me.

The Chinese Zodiac- Tiger, Ox and Rat (Camille Blog Post 1)

Hello!  My name is Camille Sytko and I am a first year at UCLA studying Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics.  I was born in June of 2002 and so my Chinese Zodiac animal is the Horse.  I am very new to the Chinese Zodiac system and actually did not know my animal was a Horse until I looked it up for this class so I am excited to learn more!  I used the Hox Zodiac link to look into the foods that correlate with the horse sign and I was amazed to see how much correlation there tur

The Horse and The Ox

Hi everyone!
My name is Diego Nunez-Leon and I am a first-year Environmental Science major. I’m from Mid-City, Los Angeles though my parents are from Oaxaca, Mexico where a variety of animals are eaten depending on the city. I was born in 2002 so my Chinese Zodiac is the Horse. 

Introduction and Thoughts on Rabbits

Hi! My name is Jaz Stringfellow (they/them) and I’m a third year music education major from Ventura County. I am the year of the rabbit. I was interested in this class because I’ve always enjoyed cooking starting in high school, when I’d have to figure out how to feed myself after school. Cooking and preparing food has always been a creative outlet for me because my empty stomach always pushed me to think outside the box and create things in a way I still have trouble with as a musician.


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