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Modern Culinary Trends Project

some 'up-scale' Mexican

10.7% of final mark

Modern: The here and now. Our collective and immediate experiences with the world around us.

Culinary: Something related to, or connected with, cooking or kitchens.

Trends: To extend, incline, or veer in a specified direction

Project: An undertaking requiring concerted effort – in particular, an undertaking that, if done well, can produce positive results when marking is done by your Instructor. 😉

In this project you will examine 2 modern culinary trends. Through the use of the web, interviews, and print material (e.g. books and magazines) you are employed to research and present how your two chosen trends are similar and different. You will also discuss the history behind your two trends and you will then finally try to guess, using previously acquired data, where the trend will go in the future.

Many trends surrounding food can found these days. Here is just a quick list: vegetarianism, freeganism, comfort foods, veganism, local food, organic food, bistro, ethnic fusion, molecular gastronomy, Irish pub, artisanal foods, gross food, up-scale Mexican, 30 minute meal via food channel, charcuterie, raw food, fruitarianism, atkins diet, whole food, tapas, gluten-free, Royal Thai cuisine, wild and foraged foods, poisonous & danger foods, high fat foods, no fat foods, tex-mex.

Begin by exploring a few of these trends and trying to think up some others that maybe aren’t mentioned above. Report on your findings here.

Once you’ve done this initial exploration, begin thinking about an innovative way of presenting your findings. Use this to help you do this.

Now, work on your project and let me know how you plan to present on this project by entering your data here.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 7, 2010 5:54 pm

    For my project i did it on a Piczo Website. To get to the 2 choices I did, either press on “Comfort Foods” link , or the “Organic Foods” link. The first link there is “Modern Culinary Trends” but it has nothing for the project on it, so dont click it lol.

  2. Michelle permalink
    April 16, 2010 1:58 pm

    go there.

    (don’t ask about the name.)

  3. Jordan Leitch permalink
    October 11, 2010 8:19 pm

    when is this project due?

  4. Dustin Dupree permalink
    October 18, 2010 7:48 pm

    Hey Mr. Jess it’s Dupe

    im at home trying to start this project and jus not really feeling the whole ‘ essay writing ‘ part and i cant really do a powerpoint presentation or video. so is there any other format i can do this in? if im doing a write up do you want it to specifically be in an essay format? so if you could get back to me that would be great, if you really want it as an essay i guess i can do one. but if there’s any other way to still do a write up while avoiding having to write an essay please let me know

  5. October 21, 2010 2:33 am

    Well there it is i had a few bug’s with the links to the sites for the recipe’s let me know if they still arent working. =]

  6. Dylan DiPietro permalink
    October 27, 2010 1:44 pm

    When were we supposed to hand this thing in…. never got instructions on that, and I can’t post a link to it because you need to sign in to view it. GET BACK TO ME MR. JESS. I don’t want to be docked marks on this thing because I didn’t know how to hand it in

  7. November 4, 2010 10:26 pm

    sorry its late, make sure you go to the photo album comment, because thats info on the project!

  8. November 4, 2010 10:28 pm

    my project! check it out

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