Re: Re: How does food shape our identities? Converting Nature into Culture
I agree profoundly with Chef Pepin's expression that cooking or more precisely preparing food is transforming nature into culture. So, many ideas can be conveyed by this expression...
I believe that it is so important to become involved in some way with the process of preparing food. Whether it is hunting, gathering, shopping, preparing, cooking, setting the table, assembling the components of a meal this is a ritual that is basic and essential to our hamanity. We develop culture from the act of preparing more from nature and sharing it with family, friends, and even strangers.
I had to make this statement, because I found the profoundness of what Chef Peppin was saying so important. I hope and wish that my family members, and all Americans will come to understand the importance of what is being said. We are what we eat, and we are defined by how we eat, and perhaps who we can aspire to be is affected by the sense of culture we develop from nature in this most basic way.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
The best-selling author tells us his methods.
- James Patterson has sold 300 million copies of his 130 books, making him one of the most successful authors alive today.
- He talks about how some writers can overdo it by adding too much research, or worse, straying from their outline for too long.
- James' latest book, The President is Missing, co-written with former President Bill Clinton, is out now.
Progressive America would be half as big, but twice as populated as its conservative twin.
- America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.
- Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country each
- Based on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.