I think it is interesting and important to bring the relationships between food and feeling into an introduction to food studies. Food is thought-provoking and endlessly discussable. Especially in the United States, as a person who lives here because of the countless cultures and types of food associated with them. Individuality is such a widespread concept that it extends to the food here, and while America may have no specific cuisine of its own, there are still countless conversations to be had about the food that is prominent in our society. After reading Minz’ chapters and Ray’s analysis of his claims, I realize that food, how it is made, and the people and environment that create it are much more complicated that I had ever known. The reflection of society, politics, and just people in general in food is a huge topic to discuss, but breaking it down and looking into the parts that make the whole is very interesting.