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Students research animals on Chinese zodiac wheel based on their sign, and propose specific menus. Students forage campus to taste food. Discussion of complexity of animals in food chain and in laboratory experiments. Study based on decade-long collaboration between media artist/instructor and neuroscientist Siddharth Ramakrishnan.
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BLOGS

Spam Musubi Rolls (Final Blog)

    My family cares about a lot, but I think the things I’ve been taught to value most highly are travel and food. From a young age I was taught how to appreciate different cultures across the world. My mothers parents were both adopted, so she doesn’t have a long understanding of her lineage, and my fathers parents really just lived the American dream.

A "Balanced" Diet

I didn't really have a specific dish, snack, fruit or drink in mind that I wanted to expand on and attempt to connect to the rest of this course. Rather, I wanted to look at food as a whole in retrospect. I wanted to look at what I've been taught and what I know about food and compare and connect it to this course. Specifically the idea of a balanced diet. Full disclosure I am not a dietitian and these are of course my humble thoughts. Do with that what you may.

Lamb winter dishes

Hi everybody, I want to share 2 lamb dishes with you guys, they are must-eat winter dishes in my family! I actually ate some of the leftover as lunch today. 

The first one is lamb dumplings. I made them with my roommates during the Lunar New Year Festival 2021. We made so much so we can froze some batches of them and eat them slowly throughout the final weeks. (Yes we are foodies but we are too lazy to cook from starch everyday, I am sure you can relate at some point.)  

Blog

Hello!

 

I just checked and I completely forgot to post my two blogs even though I had the drafts done for a while now! I will be focusing on rabbits, dragons, and snakes first and then go into rooster, dog, and pig. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Week 10-Final Hox Zodiac Eat or Be Eaten Feast

For my final meal I decided to pick a few food options based off of the 2021 Hox Zodiac calendar that are believed to be good for Tigers. I only chose food options that were orange in color as to symbolize Tigers which are often seen to be orange with black stripes. 

The three food options I chose were 

  1. chicken (with turmeric-turns the chicken an orange-ish yellow)

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