The Chemistry of Food CentreTerm class has been a great first-year experience. I was real looking forward to the class and I am so glad that I chose it. Learning all about the food we eat is so fascinating. The workload was a little heavy considering all of the reading that was required, but I looked forward to the reading (which is a very rare thing). The reading was very interesting and I learned so much about what is in our food and why certain reactions occur. I highly recommend this class to future first year students!
The most enjoyable part of this class was the field trips. Sadly, I was unable to attend Maker’s Mark, but the others were very fun. Marksbury Farms was a great learning experience. We learned more about small farms and how they are safer and very beneficial. The food was also very delicious! Being able to see the processing of the animals helped clear up a lot of questions that people may have had. We were able to see the process from start to finish and realized that the animals are not conscious during any process. Visiting Wilderness Trace was very helpful because we got an in depth explanation of the chemistry behind the process of making bourbon. We also got to see the process of distillation which helped me completely understand the process.
The most challenging part of this course was the large amount of reading that we had. Omnivore’s Dilemma was a very dense book and was hard to read at times. However, I enjoyed reading and learning so much about the food we eat.
I highly recommend future students to take this course. It is a very fun course and I learned a lot. Future students need to be more engaged and ask more questions to the guest speakers and on field trips.