Mexico food Presentation


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Can you do the PPT and write two pages of description about the PPT you did? and also could you please add few pictures in the PPT?

For the PPT and paper, you just do the two parts. One is common/traditional foods( pick 3 different traditional Mexican foods to introduce them) . The other one is about holidays and celebration( what tradition food they eat on some specific holiday and how they celebrate- in this section must be included two holidays and the method of celebration)

The TOPIC is about Mexicans and Central Americans

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Explain how a culture outside the U.S. has changed in response to internal and external pressures. The group presentation will focus on traditional food habits of a culture and how they are evolving. Your group will choose a country for your focus of study. Your mission is to describe food habits, past and present, for that country’s food culture, emphasizing how the food culture has changed due to internal and external pressures. Focus on traditional food habits, contemporary food habits, health status, AND models discussed in the beginning of the semester. You may use the class textbook, scholarly and library references, periodicals (magazines and newspapers), and supplement them with online videos and other online sources that reflect current day habits and trends. A summary slide should be included for each student’s presentation. Traditional Food Habits: Background history – Give a short background of the country. Consider displaying a map to show your colleagues where the country is located. What is the climate? Terrain? How does it affect the production of food? What major events are important to note in the country’s history that would explain its food culture? Ingredients & flavor principles – What are the most common ingredients used in this food culture? What spices make up the flavor principles? In other words, if you were to visit this country and had a peek in the pantry of someone who lives there, what would you expect to find? Common & Traditional Foods – What are the foods for which this country is known? Is there a national dish or beverage that is a source of pride? What are the other common and traditional foods that are eaten? Try not to go overboard in this section. We can probably really only remember 3-4 dishes. Meal Composition Cycle – Describe when foods are eaten in this country during a typical day. Is this a late lunch culture? Is this an early dinner culture? Describe what is eaten at certain meals. Is it typical to have a coffee and a pastry for breakfast or is it typical to have a multi course breakfast in this food culture? Holidays and Celebrations – Pick no more than important two holidays or celebrations in this country and describe in detail what they are about and how are they celebrated, what types of special foods are eaten to commemorate the special day. Showing a brief video (1-2 minutes max) to show your colleagues a visual for celebrations is helpful. Symbolic Foods in the Culture – Describe 3-4 symbolic foods in this food culture. What are the foods and why is it symbolic in the culture? In other words, what meaning do these foods have that is special to the people of this country/food culture? Oftentimes there are symbolic foods used in celebrations and holidays as well as during specific physiologic stages such as pregnancy or lactation. Etiquette – Describe norms in etiquette for the country. If you were traveling to the country, what might you need to know so that you conduct yourself in a manner that is appropriate for the NuFS 144 World Culture Group Presentations 1 culture? For instance, do people shake hands when they meet or bow or kiss? Do people sit on the floor to eat communal style or is this a culture where you sit at a table and use utensils? When you go out to eat, who pays? Is there a particular saying at the beginning or at the end of the meal? Do elders eat first? These are just some ideas to get you thinking about mealtime etiquette. There are others you could include. Role of Food in Society – What role does food play in this country and food culture? Does it demonstrate prosperity or social rank? Is food at the center of ceremonies and celebrations or is it something that is on the side but not necessarily the most important thing? How do gender roles figure into the food culture? Is this an egalitarian society where males and females share in the activities surrounding food or is this a female centered role as it relates to food acquisition, preparation, serving, etc.? What other roles does food play in this country’s food culture? Are there beliefs surrounding foods for use in treating health conditions? Contemporary Food Habits Internal Pressures – What internal pressures are causing the food culture to change in this country (if it is changing)? Internal pressures could be things like demographic movement from rural to urban centers, changing of family structures, etc. How do these internal pressures specifically cause a change in the food culture? What adaptations can you point to that are evidence of these changes? Are there any connections to the nutritional or health status of this country as a result? External pressures - What external pressures are causing the food culture to change (if it is changing)? Examples of external changes might be the use of technology, globalization, and climate change. What adaptations can you point to that are evidence of these changes? Are there any connections to the nutritional or health status of this country as a result? Grading (30 points): Group members will be graded individually according to the rubric, however you are expected to demonstrate excellent teamwork through the quality of your presentation. Presentation provided a well-organized overview of traditional food culture as well as current adaptations. 15 points Quality/effectiveness of presentation aids and visuals (slides, videos, etc.) 3 points References included scholarly/library sources, periodicals supplemented with online materials. 3 points Presentation within time limit: 6-7 minute max per student or 30-35 minutes total presentation time, plus 10-15 minutes of video(s), activities, demos,etc. 3 points Team effort + posted to discussion page within a 3 points NuFS 144 World Culture Group Presentations 2 day of presenting to class Included summary slide (1 per student) Total 3 points 30 points Be creative! You are welcome to borrow my textbook, look up information in course reserves (under Instructor Ashwini Wagle), or work with the NuFS library liaison to come up with resources. You are highly encouraged (although not required) to bring in some traditional or contemporary food from the culture you are presenting to share with the class. Length of Presentation: Your group presentation should be somewhere between 30-35 minutes of student presentation time, plus video(s), activities, demos of about 10-15 minutes, for a total time of 40-50 minutes. This will allow time for questions and discussion afterwards, and sharing food as well. List of World Cultures: Your group will have a choice of the following cultures to examine. Remember as a group you will select one country within one of the following regions: • Mexicans and Central Americans NuFS 144 World Culture Group Presentations 3 ...
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School: Boston College


Running Head: MEXICO FOOD.


Mexico food.
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History of Mexico.
Mexico is a country made up of thirty one states and one federal district. It’s widely knows
because of its large population in Latin America. Over the past years since independence Mexico
holds some of the cultural and traditional events that were being celebrated by their ancestors. In
the events they take specific food associated with the particular event.

Figure 1 A map showing where Mexico is located.


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