alex Keenan wrote:Appearance, taste, and texture determine acceptability of most foods based on one’s food culture.
I may have because I don't think I fully understand your point. Maybe you could explain it further? Second, no, not everyone has a food culture. That myth is one of the first things I try to cure my students of. You may identify with a certain food culture, you probably do have preferences, but the more adaptive your diet, the better off you will be as a human.
But you skipped over the whole point. Everyone has a food culture.
Again, if you believe this, you have bought into the myth.
This is my food and this is not my food.
If you meant to say that almost no one lives within the ecosystem in which they feed, I agree. That is part of the food and culture issue of most developed worlds. This is not true of most third world subsistence farmers. It also should be true if we are going to have a sustainable future. At least 80% of what we consume should come from within our immediate environment.
In fact almost no one lives within the ecosystem in which they live.
Again, I only quoted the open sentence of this paragraph, as it again speaks to a myth, or chosen mind set. I don't have any acceptability issues, and when I teach, I do my best to dispel this myth among my students. Everyone, if they are to become better consumers and utilizers of what they grow and harvest, (not forage,) must be completely adaptive to the environmental food offerings around them.
If you plan to extend your food with harvest or foraging you have the issue of food acceptability. Appearance, taste, and texture determine acceptability of most foods based on one’s food culture.
wayne stephen wrote:I see the gist of this thread as " Fear or Love ".
I know I went on a tangent here
wayne fajkus wrote:Dan, you left out nuts. Here in Texas, October/November is pecan time. A good source for winter.
This thread reminds me of my sis in law. She will not eat fish but acknowledges she will be on board with it when the zombies come. Not a minute before......