Food for Thought exhibit

“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly
stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.”
-Luciano Pavarotti

But what do we eat? Where does it come from? How do we prepare it?  FOOD FOR THOUGHT, the Social Sciences & Humanities Library’s latest exhibit, offers some answers to these questions.  The exhibit explores the intersections surrounding food and health, gardening, farming, politics, sustainability and more.  Visit the exhibit to learn interesting food facts, explore kitchen curiosities, watch videos on related topics, and learn about the history and future of urban farms.

One goal of the Food for Thought display is to help make the UC San Diego Library community aware of the resources that are available on these topics. A Resource Guide, highlighting books, journals, and videos from our collections is available online at

Culinary curiosities abound in our exhibit! Name the unidentified tools in the Kitchen Curiosities cabinet and tell us what they’re used for.  Correct answers will be entered into a drawing to win a copy of Su Mei Yu’s Elements of Life: A Contemporary Guide to Thai Recipes and Traditions for Healthier Living. Identify the 3 mystery foods and you can enter to win another copy of the book!

The exhibit is located in the Social Sciences & Humanities Library’s Reference Area (enter the Geisel Library building, go all the way to your left).  We hope the display catches your eye, whets your appetite, and sparks your imagination. Bon appétit!

Do you want your own copy of Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Micahel Pollan? Enter for a chance to win 1 of 3 copies at the 2 self checkout machines in Geisel Library! 3 entries will be drawn on Friday, April 23.  Winners will be notified by email.

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

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3 comments for “Food for Thought exhibit”

On April 17, 2010, 12:19 PM Jerry Phelps said:

Come to and learn more about health and wellness recources for students. Also, if you are interested in food, join the Sustainable Food Project or the Urban Farm Project, two great student groups on campus.

On May 17, 2010, 8:30 PM Corporate Wellness Sunshine Coast said:

Unfortunately I was too late to enter in the competition. :( We always advise our clients that food you that is what it says it is, is generally better for you. If I buy a tomato, I know it’s a tomato, if it comes in a tin it has been tampered with (more or less).

On June 6, 2010, 7:31 AM Top said:

O well, I’m too late also. Maybe next year.

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