Welcome to A Taste of Anthropology!
This blog is an attempt to combine my love for anthropology and culinary arts, in a series of book and journal article reviews, as well features of similar blogs, all discussing the hot topic of Culinary Anthropology. Bon Appetit! -Holly

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Hey everyone! Sorry it's been a while since my last post, but I was getting through finals and have officially graduated! YAY!
It's been such a fulfilling journey over the last 4 years:
-I applied to HSU as an Art major (even having never taken an art class in my life);
-Started as a History major (whoever thought that was a good idea was crazy);
-Almost switched to French (but let's be honest, that would NOT have worked out well);
-Came to the decision between Art and Anthropology (once again, what was I thinking?);
-Finally saw the light and switched to Anthropology! (with added on minors of Art and French).

After all that, my first year of Anth classes was probably the most difficult year of my life, but so worth it! I reluctantly and nervously took Ethnography the spring of my junior year, and it quickly became one of the best experiences of my life, right after TA-ing for the class the whole year after. 
Anyway, for graduation I decided to try making grad cap cupcakes (trying to be consistent with my food theme going on here), and well, they didn't come out as cute as I was hoping... But they tasted good, and in the end that's all that matters, right?

They're Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes with caramel caps! Next time I'm going to try adding some spice to the cupcake part, not just the frosting...

Well anyway, I'm in the midst of reading some Sidney Mintz, so hopefully I'll have a blurb up about that soon!


Saturday, May 11, 2013

Senior Presentation

We had our 2nd Annual Anthropology Senior Thesis and Independent Study Forum last night, and it was great!! There were only two presentations, my friend Spencer (about community and identity on GaymerConnect) and my own on the Anthropology of Food.

Want to check it out? Here's the link!

The Anthropology of Food Senior Project -Prezi

Only 1 week until graduation!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Finals are coming!

Yes, it is so. Finals week is nearly upon us!

I can't believe my last week of my undergraduate career is right around the corner... It's a combination of exhilarating and terrifying!

But before I hear my name over the speakers in the Redwood Bowl, I have quite a bit of work to finish up! I turned in my final Gender and Communication essay and my Primate Zoo Project today, so two things are done and done!

I'm working on my presentation and paper to finalize this literature review I have been doing for the last few months... But don't worry, I'm not leaving here for good! I plan to use this space to keep reading and reviewing (or at least summarizing) while I'm taking time off from school.

Also! I'm so excited, the HSU Applied Anthropology Masters Program was approved! So I may be heading back up here (in a few years) to fulfill my awesome 'fantasy proposal' I wrote in my capstone class.

Anyway, I'll be posting my Prezi soon, once it's finished, and if I get video of my presentation, I'll post that as well!

The end is near!

Just because I LOVE Game of Thrones