Throughout the semester I have really enjoyed this class. I have read things I never would have read, learned things I never thought I could learn, and discussed and thought about things I never would have thought about. I learned a lot about the food industry, and how not everything is exactly how it seems,… Read More


Human beings are extremely good at justification, especially when it comes to the slaughtering of animals. Each year, humans kill over 100 million sharks, yet we depict them as being the blood-thirsty vicious killers. Did you know that it is actually more dangerous to play golf than to swim in the ocean with sharks? There… Read More


Shark fin soup is a delicacy in many Asian countries. The soup derives from Chinese origin, made with shark fin and flavored with chicken or other stocks. Surprisingly, the fin itself has very little flavor and is primarily used to add texture to the dish (Shark Fin Soup). Costing upwards of $100 per bowl, shark… Read More


Ingredients: whole grain oats enriched flour whole wheat flour vegetable oil soluble corn fiber calcium carbonate (main component in shells of marine animals) dextrose (sugar) fructose (sugar) cellulose (mainly used to produce paper) potassium bicarbonate (fungicide, neutralizes acid, used in fire extinguishers) soy lecithin (emulsifier) niacin amide (vitamin supplement, used to treat acne) carrageenan (extracted… Read More


Stereotypes in food and gender are no thing of the past. I mean, everyone knows that men are responsible for making the money, fixing things and being tough and strong, while women are delicate and should really only stick to cooking, cleaning, and raising the kids, right? Unfortunately, this idea is believed by many and… Read More


Stereotypes in food and gender are no thing of the past. I mean, everyone knows that men are responsible for making the money, fixing things and being tough and strong, while women are delicate and should really only stick to cooking, cleaning, and raising the kids, right? Unfortunately, this idea is believed by many and… Read More


Stereotypes in food and gender are no thing of the past. I mean, everyone knows that men are responsible for making the money, fixing things and being tough and strong, while women are delicate and should really only stick to cooking, cleaning, and raising the kids, right? Unfortunately, this idea is believed by many and… Read More


Women in the kitchen are usually shown as being happy and loving housewives to the nuclear family. They seem to love the work that they are doing and are enjoying the caring for their family. Cooking is fun and effortless, with almost no problems, and the cleanup is fast. ¬†Women are portrayed as loving the… Read More


Housework and Housewives in American Advertising Married to the Mop by: Jessamyn Neuhaus advertising persistently utilizes highly idealized images of housewives enjoying ease and convenience of modern food still devoting themselves to the well being of their families reaffirming domestic gender norms food advertising framed the work of food preparation solely as a female labor… Read More


I chose to read The Appetite as Voice by Joan Jacobs Brumberg. This article, while very interesting to read, does not correlate exactly with my topic. This pice of writing is focusing more on the appetite of women and how food and women are related in that sense, while I am discussing more of the… Read More