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October 4, 2009

Food and Drinks

Filed under: com597b — captainchunk @ 2:11 pm

While thinking of grand topics like water, I came up with food. It’s not groundbreaking, but it felt like it could work for our class project in the same vein as water did for the previous class. Every single person eats food, so everybody will be familiar with some sort of food and everybody will have a story to tell.

There are a billion different kinds of food. From the cliched Ramen of college fame to locally grown lettuce to sushi to pop tarts to Tony’s frozen pizza to a porterhouse from Wolf Lodge in Coeur d’Alene, ID. (I probably shouldn’t have typed that because now I want a porterhouse.) Our experience of food is universal, but manifests itself differently in each person. Some people don’t eat meat, some do juice diets to cleanse themselves, some people grow their own food. If there is nothing else with food, there is at least variety.

The best steak Ive ever had.

The best steak I've ever had.

I’m not sure I can talk about food without talking about its liquid partner. Drinks are just as much a part of food as the food is. I still remember drinking glacial water directly from the ice it flowed from in the Cascades. I’ll just mention wine because all it needs is a mention. The cocktail is an American invention closely tied to the beginning of our country. Drinks are an integral part of every culture on the planet and to leave it out of the food discussion would be lazy.

The Godfather of bartending, Jerry Thomas and his Blue Blazer

The Godfather of bartending, Jerry Thomas and his Blue Blazer

I think our class could produce some very compelling content based on food and drinks.

Edit: Harry is right about the Rosewood Cafe. If you come to Tacoma, you must check this place out in North Tacoma. Good wine and beer and fantastic sandwichs.

The Rosewood Cafe located in North Tacoma, near Proctor.

The Rosewood Cafe located in North Tacoma, near Proctor.



  1. Yum! Lots of running room with this idea. I know I could run with it.

    Comment by Ross — October 5, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

  2. What’s not to love about food? As far as alcohol goes, however, I’d rather drink it than tape it.

    Comment by Bonnie — October 5, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

  3. I like it. The fall, with its “bounty,” seems like a fitting time of year to explore this topic.

    Comment by maryjanisch — October 6, 2009 @ 5:29 am

  4. Where is this Wolfe Lodge Inn?

    I have fork and knife ready for filming.


    Comment by Xurxo — October 6, 2009 @ 7:35 pm

  5. I love that I can see you taking the picture in the reflection of the Wolf Lodge Inn window. You really were there! 😉

    A lot of storytelling is done at the dinner table!

    Comment by Nicole Collins — October 6, 2009 @ 8:48 pm

  6. I didn’t take that picture, but I do really go there. At least once a year. A real wood, open grill is used for the steaks that isn’t even legal in most restaurants in cities. The steaks melt in your mouth.

    Comment by captainchunk — October 6, 2009 @ 10:17 pm

  7. MMMMMMMM…..donuts……
    Sorry, lost it there for a moment, and that is an interesting thing in itself. What is food’s effect on me, our culture, how we llive our lives (other than eating it to survive).
    Great topic!

    Comment by jeffhora — October 7, 2009 @ 1:16 pm

  8. And, don’t forget the Rosewood Cafe, Cap’n.

    Yes, what a bountiful feast we could conjure up just thinking about food, food production, food preparation…food borne diseases! (well, maybe not that) lots of culture around the sharing and preparing of food, too. Cool!

    Comment by hhayward — October 7, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

  9. Great idea. Universal, broad, multi-cultural and passion-arousing,

    Comment by Terrence Short — October 8, 2009 @ 11:02 am

  10. food food, considering the vast social communities on/offline surrounding the issue I think it would be an excellent idea.

    Comment by prettyconnected — October 8, 2009 @ 12:16 pm

  11. I’m hungry just thinking about all of the possibilities! And… glacial water from the Cascades sounds so refreshing right now!

    Comment by Nicole Siegel — October 8, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

  12. Great idea! I could go on and on about food.

    Comment by rebekahp — October 8, 2009 @ 6:29 pm

  13. […] Food it is. […]

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