Every person has a different understanding of what is beautiful in life. At the start of human civilization during the Old Stone Age, a woman was defined as beautiful if she was plump and overweight, a symbol of health and a necessity to survive long periods of famine (“History of Obesity”). In more recent times, beauty has changed to be women who wear size 0 pants with a coveted “thigh gap” and slim stomach that has led to an epidemic of eating disorders controlling millions of people’s lives (Gaudiani). Continue reading Sondra Leal Da Costa
Food has evolved from mere sustenance to a focal point in today’s American pop culture. It’s a source of inspiration, a creative outlet, and an instrument for social bonding. It’s transformed into a prominent art form, consistently bringing competition, conversation, and respect to those immersing themselves in the culinary world.