Overall, this reading expanded my view of food studies as a whole because of the specific, in depth definitions given at the beginning. The separation between the scientific side of food and the cultural/societal side is an important distinction to make, which I appreciated. There were a few things in this reading I found to be particularly interesting as a person who is brand new to food studies. Firstly, the diversity of food and the study of food. Food is one thing that every single person has to interact with, so it is something that is universal, when many things are not. Despite eating being something that all people have to do, it is interesting to consider how different factors impact the relationship to food, the type of food, where they eat the food, etc.