Taste 1

Food (like air we breathe, keeps us alive and is necessarily irreducibly relational:  we feed and are fed).

Description

Exercise

(i) Invite students to recall and/or imagine the first foods they likely tasted as children (e.g. mother’s milk; forumula; water; juice; cereal).  Who obtained (grew, gathered, hunted, purchased, prepared, served) this food?

Invite students to reenact these prompted memories with either words and/or sounds and/or movements and/or smells.

Break into pairs:  A is speaker and B is self/listener.  Reverse.  Repeat this exercise using images, movement, sounds, smells.

(ii) Invite students to recall and/or imagine themselves at different periods of their lives.

Recall foods they tasted.  Who obtained (grew, gathered, hunted, purchased, prepared, served) this food?

Invite students to reenact these prompted memories with either words and/or sounds and/or movements and/or smells.

Adaptation

Introduce shifts in roles – we necessarily begin life as consumers of food, most often dependent on mothers.  We move to becoming providers of food.