the environment and culture

For your initial post in the discussion topic, identify a typical dinner menu you might have in your new home (cape town, south Africa) and discuss how that dinner is representative of your new region. In your discussion post, consider the following:

· Location (e.g., what can be grown there because of the climate, soils, etc.)

· Culture (e.g., what is acceptable or not acceptable to eat or drink because of customs, religions, etc.)

· Human/environmental interactions (e.g., how the environment and culture have interacted to produce what is on your plate)

· Movement (e.g., whether items can be readily purchased due to globalization)

Response #1

Lee Murray posted Dec 18, 2018 4:43 PM


The Pacific Hinge region is still part of the United States. Most of the eating practices are going to stay the same. Although the more mountains regions up north west, like Seattle may see an increase in fish due to the area being so close to the harbor. Due to globalization most things can be purchased in that region, although it is much cheaper than most other parts of the world to get things such as fish and other forms of seafood there. The Culture in the area is one of a harbor town similar to Boston in the way that it is practically built into the water.

Response #2

Jarod Morrison posted Dec 20, 2018 3:57 PM


The location that I currently live in is in Erie, PA in the United States. The region or part of the world that I am relocating to is Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. I am moving there for travel opportunities, vacation, warmer weather, and humanitarian work. The food that I am used to is fast food (McDonald’s, Wendy’s, KFC, and others) so going to this new location is going to be interested. One of the meals that I will be having while I am there is Dominican Black Bean Soup. This consists of black beans, rice, onions, celery, peppers, and garlic. This is important to the region because of the region it is located. The location is helpful for the growing of peppers, beans, and onions. This region allows for the growth of crops to be used for fresh food. This is a cultural dish that allows me to learn more about the people and learn about where the food is. This is a representation of the region because many of the meals people eat, include rice, beans, and meat. The meals consist of many things that are in the meal that I am going to try while I am there. The grown ingredients will also be fresh and I will get to learn about what the people go through in order to produce the crops. The movement between the islands is also because the other regions have resources my new region does not. The people can move between the islands because of the water surrounding it. The region allows for many things to be trading, imported, and exported. I am excited about my new region and the new food that I will be trying. I will get involved in the culture and the people and learn new things from my experience.


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