Blog Post 1
What is food studies? In the reading the author emphasizes that food studies are not the study of food itself but how the relationship of food affects the human experience. The term food studies is broad and multidisciplinary, there is not one defined meaning. Different geographic locations show how that specific place affects what they eat, how they prepare it, how they collect it, and how it is produced. It is becoming more prominent in the media, which is beneficial to many, which helps educate those who are unaware of what food studies is and how it affects our everyday lives. Food studies entails almost an anthropological approach by examining the complexity of human interactivity with food. Understanding food studies will give us a better understanding of migration, changes over time, and personal/group identity. Food is something nobody can live without, which is why it is so important to understand what food studies is and how it shapes our perspective on food.