A Visit to the Birthplace of California Cuisine

Whether you live in California or not, you probably have heard the term “California Cuisine.” What exactly does California Cuisine refer to in popular food culture?

In the book Culture and Customs of the United States: Culture (Shearer, Benjamin F., Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007, Pages 212-213), culture expert Benjamin F. Shearer summarized the features of California Cuisine with two phrases: “locally grown fresh ingredients” and “a fusion of tastes from all over the world.” Indeed, in popular food literature and review, California Cuisine is always associated with freshly prepared local ingredients and internationally influenced fusion dishesContinue reading

Let’s Clean Our School Cafeterias!

School CafeteriaAccording to collective wisdom, we high school students spend the best time of our school days during the lunch break. We all desire a clean and comfortable environment for the lunchtime fun. However, recently, due to surging government budget cuts, we are seeing increasingly insufficient cleaning and care being devoted to our school cafeterias.  Continue reading