Researching Cultural Issues

Food, says former National Public Radio and BBC Radio host Rebecca Roberts, helps her explain scientific and technical subjects to her audiences. Food is something with which we all have first-hand experience and something we don't have to think about too deeply. The various textures, tastes, aromas, and looks of food offer an array of sensory experiences for all of us. Food can be bland, like a slice of processed white bread, or spicy, like a pungent curry. Whole grains can remind us of gritty sandpaper, while whipped cream can make us dream of fluffy clouds. Food is a great way to connect with people because we instantly ...

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