Zodiac

Schedule Spring 2020

Students research animals on Chinese zodiac wheel based on their sign, and propose specific menus. Students forage campus to taste food. Discussion of complexity of animals in food chain and in laboratory experiments. Study based on decade-long collaboration between media artist/instructor and neuroscientist Siddharth Ramakrishnan.

Snake Offering: Zodiac Lunch

Looking through the snake diet I saw that most of the foods were Mediterranean-Greek staples like “lamb”, “yogurt”, “cheese”, etc. (HoxZodiac.com) So, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to support a local business and family favorite during this pandemic-economic crisis - a family-owned Greek restaurant in Oceanside, California - Paul’s Place.

Dragon Offering: Zodiac Lunch

As a dragon, my zodiac organ is the stomach. Although the dragon is the only zodiac animal that does not appear in nature, many dragon foods focus around digestive health and wellbeing. I am an undergraduate researcher in a microbiome lab on campus, and there has been a lot of discussion around fermented foods and probiotics, even though their effectiveness is still not fully known. However, since I already had a sourdough starter, I decided to make sourdough starter scallion pancakes!

A Snake in San Diego

Hi class!

 

As this is also my first blog post, I would like to start by introducing myself! :) My name is Samuelu (I go by Sammy) and I am a first year Psychology major. I was born in 2001 (the Year of the Snake) and raised in the beautiful city of Oceanside, California (the northern area of San Diego County).

 

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