Any topic (writer’s choice)
Conversation Report (~500-750 words)
A certain food writer once wrote: Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
Have a conversation with someone who grew up with a culinary tradition very different from your own (no Chinese food), and for whom food and culinary practice are important.
Ask them to describe to you:
1) one or two powerful food memories from where they grew up, and
2) ask them whether they agree with the above statement, and why.
Describe their responses with as much concrete details as possible. Briefly discuss your own view of how you understand this statement, and whether you agree with it.
You will be evaluated on the following:
attention to details from the conversation, and evidence of carefully listening to others and their experience (70%)
coherent presentation of the conversation and its relationship to the above statement (15%)
some analytical discussion of the conversation based on our course readings and/or lecture (15%)