Reading Response #9

Your response to the reading below should be in your Reading Responses doc by 11am CT on Thursday, November 5.

Please read these stories and respond as you wish in your Reading Responses doc.

Journal #10

To what extent, if at all, do you think/care about where — geographically, I mean — your food comes from? If you do think/care about this, why? And to what degree? And for what specific foods do you most think about this? If you don’t care about this, why? As with all these journal entries, there is not a right answer here. I’m just curious how much you think about the point of origin of the food you eat.

Journal #9

One of my children is obsessed with a cake designer on Tik Tok. Last week, we tried to make a cake from his feed. (It didn’t look *great,* but it tasted good.) I know some of you have food-centric Instagram accounts. For this week’s journal, I want you to explore how social media affects. your food/cooking habits.

Journal #8

What do you know about growing food? Have you ever done it yourself? Or helped a parent/grandparent grow something? Worked in food production? If you haven’t grown/raised food, how do you think about the process of growing/raising food? Which lens is most important to you when you think about buying grown/raised food? Cost to you? Cost to the planet? Healthiness of the food? The way it was grown/raised? Its source? Talk to me about your thought process when it comes to sourcing your grown/raised food.

Reading Response #6

Your response to the reading below should be in your Reading Responses doc by 11am CT on Thursday, October 1.

  1. Read The White Lies of Craft Culture, by Lauren Michele Jackson (Eater)
  2. Read Ina Garten does it herself, by Choire Sicha (Eater)
  3. Read Christ in the Garden of Endless Breadsticks, by Helen Rosner (Eater)

What do you think of these stories? How do the writers connect their subjects with the broader culture?