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Super Size Me

Super Size Me

Would like a large for 50 cents more? At least one quarter of American adults eat fast food everyday. Amongst that number I can imagine those who choose the upgrade for 50 cents more is large. Eric Schlosser writes about why Americans are obsessed with fast food, in his book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of … Continue reading

Click, Drool, Repeat

Click, Drool, Repeat

“Click, Drool, Repeat.” That’s the slogan of FoodPornDaily, which features a different photo of food everyday. It seems like a funny concept, but it is actually quite entertaining. Instead of Pinterest, or Facebook, or Twitter, now there is a website designed to scroll through for hours, and it’s all about food. The more I read … Continue reading

Chobani Nation

What makes foods popular? Whatever the answer is, Chobani got it right. Personally I’ve never had Chobani and I prefer Oikos Greek Yogurt, but maybe that’s just my Greek pride talking. However, either way I think more and more people are trying to eat consciously and healthily, and Chobani offers a healthy choice. Chobani will … Continue reading

Just Some Food For Thought

Just Some Food For Thought

Excerpts from my research paper on: Food Advertising and its Portrayal of Gender Roles The way gender is portrayed in the public sphere influences the way men and women function and act in society. As Carrie Freeman and Debra Merskin, media and women studies professors, point out, “Advertising doesn’t just sell things, it articulates values … Continue reading

“Eat, Pray, Love”

I just read an article talking about how food has replaced art as high culture that says, “Food now expresses the symbolic values and absorbs the spiritual energies of the educated class. It has become invested with the meaning of life. It is seen as the path to salvation, for the self and humanity both.” … Continue reading

Buon Appetito, but Not Next to the Monuments

Buon Appetito, but Not Next to the Monuments

Planning on enjoying some gelato on the Spanish Steps? Think again. This month Italian cities, including Rome, put a new regulation into force- no eating and drinking in areas of “particular historic, artistic, architectonic and cultural value” in Rome’s center, to better protect the city’s monuments, which include landmarks like the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Spanish … Continue reading