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Bridging Cultures and Traditions through Food: Exploring the Hox Zodiac Feast from a cultural' perspective

Hox Zodiac is an exciting way to combine science and humanities through one of the most fulfilling sources of expression: Food. In many cultures, food holds a very sacred place in many cultures, and often is the center of festivities. Ex: Thanksgiving in the United States is a holiday celebrated with a large feast, in Italy, Sundays are celebrated with a long meal with many courses.

Final Blog Entry

I enjoyed all three of the class presentations we received during class and I love that they brought in the food from their presentations to share with the class because it made me feel as if I was there during their actual dinner. 

 

Final Blog Entry

I enjoyed all three of the class presentations we received during class and I love that they brought in the food from their presentations to share with the class because it made me feel as if I was there during their actual dinner. 

 

Year of the Monkey

Hi! My name is Victoria, and I am a first-year biochemistry major! I was born in 2004 which was the year of the monkey. I took this class because I have always been really interested in food studies. Food plays such a large role in our lives, and I think that it’s a mistake to overlook its place in fields such as science, art, and history. I thought this class would be a great opportunity to look at the connection between Chinese zodiac signs and food.

Last Class

For our last class, Professor Vesna invited students from her Design Media Arts class to give a presentation about their own HOX Zodiac dinners that they hosted and a type of food that was important to the group. Similar to our own class meeting, they also brought in food to share with the class. 

Food Studies and the Hox Zodiac Project

My name is Steven Le, and I am a 2nd year nursing student at the UCLA School of Nursing. I was born in the year of the dragon. Initially, when I entered this class, what I knew about zodiac signs was limited to mythology and the celebration of the Lunar New Year. However, I have come to learn that the zodiac signs represent so many different cultures and ideas. The most important thing I have learned is that all animals are innate in all of us.

Exploring Food and Culture

My name is Cami Chou and I am a second year born in the year of the sheep. I took this class due my passion for food, both eating and making, as it is something that both brings me joy and allows me to explore cultures and cuisines. This class has allowed me to further my exploration of food and how different people’s identities can affect their cooking and foods they eat and create.

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