The chile pepper is a vegetable that has been a part of Americas history. Chile peppers haave been a part of the human's diet for as long as 7500BC. Chiles are used in many Mexican and South American cuisines as whole peppers and also grinded into spaces. In Jimmy Santiago Baca's poem "Green Chile," he refers to green chiles to represent his memories of home. Jimmy Santiago Baca is a mix of Chicano and Apache origins. At the age of two, both of Baca's parents abandoned him (Poets.org). After he was abandoned by his parents, he lived with his grandparents until he was thirteen. It was during this time with his grandmother that inspires the story in "Green Chile." When Baca was 21, he was convicted of drug possession and was incarcerated. It was when he was incarcerated where he learned to read and write. In "Green Chile," Baca tells a narrative story about his grandmother cooking green chile. Jimmy Santiago Baca uses his earliest memories of his grandmother cooking green chiles to show his appreciation of his cultural traditions while also using the green chile to signify a sense of maturity.
It has properties like hot, spicy and oily and can be more prevalent in summer. High pitta levels cause a burning sensation, increased acidity and inflammation, along with a highly critical and nervous disposition, which is aggravated in the summer time. To pacify pitta, it is best to have cooling foods that lower the pitta dosha and calm the body. Our ability to digest foods decreases as the sun shines brighter, so it is best to eat food during cooler parts of the day, i.e., lunch before noon and dinner at dusk.
Coming from a mexican culture, I am blessed to have a rich variety of traditional delicious home made recipes. Most people my age always salivate to the idea of their grandmothers making that amazing dinner. Mostly all americans can agree on the superb taste of the mexican food, and one of my favorites and most traditional of them all is the famous “Mole sauce”. It is made on special occasions such as birthdays, christmas, new years, and teenagers first communion at the church. This complex dark red spicy/sweet sauce has a legend behind its creation. It is believed in the mexican culture that it was made for the first time at the Convent of Santa Rosa in Puebla early in the colonial period. The convent nuns went into panic one day as they found out the archbishop was paying them a visit and they had nothing to prepare for him due to lack of wealth. The nuns prayed and put together the scraps of ingredients that they had left including chilli peppers, day old bread, nuts, some chocolate and spices. After they killed a turkey, cooked it and served it with the sauce on top, the archbishop fell in love with the dish. They asked the nuns about the dish and they responded truthfully with “I made a Mole” which is the anctient word for mix in spanish. There is also a few variations of this sauce within the mexican community, but the one I will be instructing you how to make is the traditional recipe that my grandmother learned from her grandmother; Mole poblano.
Nagaland of India contains one of the world’s hottest chilies – the Naga King Chili (Bhut Jolokia). The author of the article, Mary Roach, arrived to Nagaland to experience the Hornbill Festival, in particular, to watch the Naga King Chili-Eating Competition. She aimed to find out and understand the pleasure and pain the Capsicum genus brings to the people who consume it. The Naga King Chili Pepper varies in heat, but can score extremely high on the Scoville heat unit. The contestants of the chili-eating contest began to suffer from the effect of the capsaicin in their digestive tracts. Some experienced hot flashes and unbearable heat from within, others, like the winner of the contest, vomited at the end of the competition. Some competitors were only able to eat a few of the Naga King Chili, however, others ate up to fourteen chilies. Tolerance for capsaicin, according to the article, is largely built on practice. Only a small part is due to genetics. Capsaicin damages pain receptors over time, so if someone continuously eats hot chili peppers, the pain receptors in their nerves will slowly degenerate and become less sensitive. Mary Roach was able to sample the Naga King Chili in small doses, which brings out the wonderful flavors that would otherwise be overwhelmed by the heat of the capsaicin.
Readers want to see themselves in the stories they read. They want to feel a sense of escape from life’s struggles by reading, and also a sense of solidarity with the characters and real-life people who share their positive traits. These positive traits that readers want abound in Fried Green Tomatoes, from characters of all sorts and creeds, so why a sex scene became so necessary for many critics is baffling. Ruth, Idgie, Evelyn and other characters in the text seek love, acceptance, and to understand themselves in all the ways that those things happen between people, including but not limited, to a healthy relationship with sexuality. Hypothetically speaking, what if Ruth and Idgie’s relationship was celibate, if they were real people that
This research project is focused on how food exists to not only help us survive, but also for helping to create and shape identities, especially the national identity for Mexico. I will approach this topic primarily through a discussion on the formation of Mexican cuisine, but also about how food tells us stories about history, art, tradition, globalization, authenticity, and on gendered food identities, particularly on the role of women and their sense of empowerment through the evolution of Mexican cuisine. Mexico’s ethnic food was a part of their culture, but it became problematic when the Europeans brought with them a variety of new foods and looked at Mexican food as suspicious
Colombia is famous for many types of cuisine. In America, different states/areas are known for different types of food. For example, the coastline has great seafood and the south has awesome comfort food. Colombia is divided into 32 departments, or country subdivisions. Each area has unique dishes that reflect their department.
Salsa became America’s top-selling condiment 25 years ago (“9 Spicy Things You Didn't Know About Salsa”). Salsa has been made the same way since the beginning, but there have been a few alterations. Making Salsa is an easy process that anyone can learn. I have been making Salsa with my father since I was a little girl.
In the world of party chips and zesty dips, the Sensational Salsa company has created a new brand of salsa flavor. Having believe that they have created a culinary masterpiece, the company has already produced a mountains worth of their new salsa flavor. However, when they begin selling the salsa, they were shocked when the statistic showed that many children and adults did not enjoy the taste of their new flavor. Devastated by the news, the Sensational Salsa company deployed a questionable tactic to persuade more people into buying their salsa and change their attitude towards their product: they plan to pay off parents to lie on Facebook about how much they enjoyed the salsa. By employing this method of persuasive communication, the Sensational Salsa company will try to change the attitude the public has of their product both cognitively and affectively.
Foods that are warm and hot bring heat to our bodies. While cold and cool foods cool down our bodies. Neutral foods are foods like oil, rice, pork and most kinds of fishes. A person who has too much heat in their body usually feels hot, sweats all the time, is grumpy, has a swollen tongue, or could be constipated. People, who have too much cold in their bodies appear pale, have cold hands and feet, might feel weak, or have bad blood circulation. When this happens, we are advised to stop eating that kind of food, which will in turn heal their ailments.
Capsaicin was also one of the problems with the experiment because we were testing if the mild and hot salsa would raise body temperature, but we did not test if capsaicin causes the symptoms from eating mild and hot salsa. Another part that went wrong in this experiment is that, the mild salsa had a higher body temperature change than hot salsa, but hot salsa had a high s.e.m than the mild
Pepperpot, cook up rice, and chicken curry form a triad of creole dishes which are identified as the national dishes of Guyana. In the book, Guyanese Style Cooking, according to Jabar (2011), pepperpot is a uniquely brown stewed meat dish that is usually prepared in a large pot and is flavored with a number of ingredients which include cinnamon, orange peel, clove, hot pepper, and the main ingredient cassareep - a special thick dark cassava based liquid which gives pepperpot its unique brown color. The cassareep allows for the meat to be preserved for weeks, and the only thing that would be required is for the pepperpot to be reheated when people are ready to consume it. The most popular meats used in the preparation of pepperpot include beef,
When you read English con Salsa it can be almost impossible to imagine what its about, because how can you know how it tastes, how it looks or how it sounds. Gina Valdes author of the poem English con Salsa helps the reader what this words mean. She mixes these two words from two different languages and creates a unification for two different cultures. Throughout the poem she keeps of mixing both of the languages, mentioning important people from the American and Mexican culture. The poem is about latin people coming to the United States, who try to learn a new language and to live in a new culture. But the poem also describes how latinos latinize this new culture to feel more like home. Valdes tells the reader that latinos are going to keep their Latin culture with them although they are trying to learn the American language and customs they still embrace their Mexican traditions. This is why the poem is called English con Salsa, as Mexicans all they do when they eat something they have to add salsa to their food, it does not matter what kind of food their are eating, they just want to add their own touch, the spiciness, to taste better. The same is with English con Salsa, every person, from every other culture add their own touch. In English con Salsa, Gina Valdes uses humorous tone, image and simile to describe how latinos adapt to a new culture and keep embracing their culture.
There are multiple differences between taco john's and taco bell but there are also many similarities including price, items and being a taco franchise. One difference between the two is price. Another difference is items on the menu. One similarity is obviously The basis of being a fast food taco franchise. in all the commonalities and differences consist of value, menu items and being a fast food taco franchise.
In this lab, I determined the amount of heat exchanged in four different chemical reactions only using two different compounds and water. The two compounds used were Magnesium Hydroxide and Citric Acid. Both compounds were in there solid states in powder form. Magnesium Hydroxide was mixed with water and the change in heat was measured using a thermometer. The next reaction combined citric acid and magnesium hydroxide in water. The change in heat was measured as well. For the third reaction citric acid was placed in water to measure the change in heat. In the last reaction, citric acid was combined with water. The heat exchanged was again measured. It is obvious we were studying the calorimetry of each reaction. We used a calorimeter