NUFS144 SJSU Food That Is Common To Many Cultures

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For this project, you will research a food that is common to many cultures. Topics will be chosen from the approved list below. You will present a history of the food from an anthropological/historical point of view. For a food topic, you will describe traditional uses in the cultures where it is used, including symbolic uses of the food, historical importance, and any restrictions on the use of the food. You will also discuss changing uses of the food in the modern world due to immigration and globalization.

The paper will be 4-5 pages, double-spaced, in length and must include a list of at least 4 references in APA format. The references should be publications from the library, Encyclopedias, Journals, books and Magazines/Newspapers. In-paper citations should follow the same approved format (APA). originality score of 10% or less is expected, as you will be allowed to resubmit your paper.

Food Topics: Wine, Beer, Rum, Whiskey, Hot Peppers, Rice, Corn, Cassava, Sugar, Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Honey, Cinnamon, Cheese, Wheat, Bread, Soy, Fruit (choose one), Tomatoes, Garlic, Butter, Ice cream, Basil, Thyme, Ketchup, Olive oil, Ginger, Peanuts, Vanilla, Potatoes

Your paper should include the following information:

History of the food (where, when was it first used; how did its use spread; other pertinent anthropological/historical details)

Uses of the food in 3 different countries

What are indicative dishes: why is this food important in these dishes?

How is this food consumed in this country? If a beverage: how is it made or consumed? What is the symbolic importance of this food to the cultures you have chosen?

Current usage of the food such as consumption habits (include changes due to immigration/globalization or other, use by immigrants to US)

What are current health associations are there with this food? (You can compare this to any changes in its health perception over time, if applicable.)

Any changes in farming or production?

How is it being consumed differently or is the consumption the same today?

Note: This paper is a research paper and should be written as an objective presentation of the information you have found in researching the topic. Do not include personal opinions or preferences (write in 3rd person only)

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Every time the word chocolate comes to mind, people often picture a bar, a bunny or a box
of bonbons, and they often perceive chocolate as a food that is eaten and not drank. It is usually
considered as one of the foods in the ‘sweet' category. However, for a significant period of time in
chocolate's long history, it was always considered as a beverage, and sugar or its ‘sweet' nature
had no connection with it. Nevertheless, chocolate remains one of the most popular sweet foods in
the entire world, especially in the continents of Europe and the Americas. These continents
consume upwards of 3 million tons of cocoa beans, which are used to make chocolate, each year.
Its sweetness and feel-good effects tend to make it popular among a significant percentage of the
world population, making it a type of food that is worth researching on and exploring to figure out
its history, uses, cultural connections, health associations, consumption and the indicative dishes
that the food can be used in.
The history of chocolate can be traced back to ancient Mexico, among the ancient Olmecs,
as well as the ancient Mayans. It is made from the fruits of cocoa trees, the cocoa beans. The beans
are then dried and roasted, before being manufactured into the finished goods; - chocolate. In the
book ‘The True History of Chocolate,' the earliest linguistic evidence of chocolate consumption
stretches back to the pre-Columbian culture of Mesoamerica, like the Olmecs. The Mayans and
the Aztecs, other groups which used to value cocoa, believed that cocoa had some magical and
divine properties which made it suitable to be used in sacred rituals such as birth, marriage, and
death (Coe & Coe, 2013).

Sweetened chocolate never came into the picture until the Europeans discovered the

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