18 July. Recipe Workshop & hooks

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Reflection: Field Notes

How might you incorporate your field journal data into your introduction and/or recipe recision?
  • 1. How did approaching the grocery store as a “naturalist” and not as a customer change the way your observed the exterior/interior, layout, advertising, and/or place of your ingredients in larger food systems?
  • 2. Were you confronted by several different brand OR options for the same items? If yes, how did you decide which to choose?
  • 3. Were you able to find all your items? Did you have to make substitutions? If yes, describe the substitutions you had to make.
  • 4. Is cooking for yourself more or less sustainable than eating on campus, why/why not?
  • 5. Did yesterday’s trip challenge your point of view on public transportation?

Recipe Revision

How sustainable is your recipe & what can you change to make it more sustainable? To answer this question, please take 10-15 mins to complete the following:
  • 1. Environment: which if your ingredients is the most environmentally detrimental (carbon emitting, monoculture, GMO, factory farmed)? Which of your ingredients is the least environmentally detrimental?
  • 2. Equity: How accessible is your recipe and/or ingredients? Does your recipe contend with competing food communities? Is your recipe healthy?
  • 3.Economic: how expensive/affordable is your recipe? Can you make it repeatedly? 

hooks, “Preface” (1-5) & “Kentucky is my Fate”

Answer the following in 4 groups of six and write the highlights of your answers on the board
  • 1. How does hooks answer the question with which she opens her book? How does she “embrace an ethos of sustainability that is not solely about the appropriate care of the world’s resources, but is also about the creation of meaning—the making of lives that we feel are worth living?” (1)? OR, find an example from her narrative in which “life” is both good for the environment and good for people.
  • 2. What accounts for hooks’s experience where “white and black folks often lived in a racially integrated environment, with boundaries determined more by chosen territory than race” (7)? How was racial and class difference enforced once hooks moved from the country to the city?
  • 3. How does hooks define the term, “A Culture of Belonging” (13)? What does this term contribute to our discussion of sustainability?
  • 4. How does hooks look to the past, generally, and her past, specifically, but without idealizing either history or her past. In other words, how does she avoid the problem of nostalgia when writing about place and family?