week 9 - final project presentation for food studies fiat lux

This final week for presentations, Collette, Valentin, and I baked our bread based on the different grain we were researching. Since my grain was wheat, I made rosemary no knead bread from week 2 that Professor Vesna lectured on. Below are some pictures I documented of the process. In order to allow the bread to rise, I had to put it away in a warmer area for 6 hours.

The recipe called for flour, water, salt, rosemary, thyme, garlic, yeast, and parmesan cheese. 

The bread rising after 6 hours and being put into a "skillet" to bake. During the presentation, we discussed the history behind bread and the importance of it tying in with religion as well as it being something that many cultures incorporate in their culture. 

Additionally, I created the layout of our poster design that was a venn diagram comparing the three grains with one another studying the overlap and differences of ingredients we used. During Tuesday from noon until 1:40pm, Collette and I were one of the groups that presented. I was fascinated of the project Muhkjah! to learn about the science behind kimchi and learned that there were over 200 kinds depending on different regions. As someone who enjoys eating kimchi it was interesting to learn more about the history behind it and the connections with even royal princesses that created/popularized the dishes. I found it interesting that there even is kimchi without the spice called white radish kimchi. 

Moreover, I thoroughly enjoyed the Hox Snake Dragon presentation by Charles and Rachel and their own Asian culture and experiences incorporated in their project. I thought the group did an amazing job, adding their own twist to Professor Vesna's Zodiac Project. I liked how they photographed the meal together with their friends and that they even went as far as buying flowers that represented the snake vs dragon. I very much enjoyed all the food that each group brought together. 

On Thursday, there were another group of presentations including a SCOMO scarf with other biodegradable material and a children's book written about grief and how we are related to star dust.