Monday, July 28, 2014


The slides about food seem very interesting to me; I know the different variety of foods around the world, but I did not know for example about people eating rats; personally I think that's disgusting and I would not try that. That may seem a bit contradicting since I do eat other animals such as chicken or beef. In one of the videos on the slide presentation, they show people eating guinea pigs, that is very common in south american countries, such as Peru which is where I'm from, I have seen people eat it; I will say that I have never tried it and I don't think I ever will. I have family members that have ate it and I asked them how does it taste and they tell me it's really good. I will share that I have eaten deer before, at first I did not want to because I did not think I would like it, but eventually I did. I only had it once in my life but I won't eat it again.
People have different taste buds and it also depends on what they are used to and what they see around them since they were children. That is another point that I wanted to point out, my son who is now 4 years old has almost the same tastes that I have, when I was pregnant I used to eat a lot of yogurt and drink lots of water, he loves yogurt ever since he was an infant and for a 4 year old to really like water is very rare to me but everytime he is thirsty that's all he asks for.
I believe people as infants get used to the kind of food that is presented to them and as they get older they start liking the same things whether is healthy or unhealthy; which is something important people must consider.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you Sandy! Their is definitely a correlation between what a child eats when they are little, and what they will consider socially acceptable food when they get older. It is truly amazing that as humans we are all alike in so many ways, but we separate ourselves through social norms. Food is something that is so instinctual that one would believe that it should not matter what food one consumes, however it is the basis of so many cultures around the world. Interesting post!