This week we’re getting curious about the food we eat. Here are our prompts for cultivating your curiosity:
- Try a new dish this week. Make a point of cooking or ordering a dish with an ingredient you don’t usually eat. Is it sweet, salty, savory, sour, or bitter? How did you feel about eating an unfamiliar food, and why? What flavors do you find comforting, and what do you find off-putting?
- Pick a favorite dish and learn about its history. What part of the world is it from? Why do you think it developed in that part of the world? How did it become popular where you live? How has that dish evolved across time and in different places?
- Trace a supply chain. Most of us don’t know where our food comes from. Pick an ingredient you use frequently and learn where, how, and by whom it is produced. Does that information make you think differently about the food you eat on a daily basis?
Did you learn something new this week? Feel free to share in the comments below!