Welcome to our first hackathon challenge! We are excited to tackle this challenge with you the following weeks!
This email is a recap of our week 2 class meeting. If you have any questions, concerns, comments about the first challenge or anything else, please do not hesitate to contact us through email or Facebook. Also, a HUGE thank you to Kristen and Philip for the awesome presentation on bitter taste and for leading us into our first mini-hackathon -- hacking the aversion to bitter taste and unfamiliar mouth feel!
Announcements & Resources
- Kristen’s Office Hour: 229 Morgan Hall Wednesday 3-4pm
- Check out Rooted Food and its delicious recipes! http://www.rootedfood.com/
- Instagram: @rootedfood
- Learn more about edible wild food around us on BOSF website
- Interesting UK articles about bitter taste preference that Philip mentioned: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3266083/Like-coffee-gin-tonic-probably-psychopath-Bitter-foods-drinks-l.html
- Photos from class are Here! https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipMT_PntIdbRuafGBAaGVRvhzmwOsSOCzPtZODCfoRLfxtvpeN-Ctb2inL85_8BgJw?key=bUgyX3NPLUFHQzVEdHFqUXJ5MlhHSTg3al92XzJ3
Project: Hacking the Aversion to Bitter Taste
Please come to the next class meeting with more solid ideas/plans on how to hack the first challenge.
PROJECT GOAL: how can we get people to eat weeds, and tackle the rooted aversion to weeds and bitter taste?
***The oxalis donor will be attending on 10/4, so please focus not only on bitterness/bumpiness, but also on getting people to appreciate very sour qualities in plants such as oxalis!***
EMPHASIZE: this is an open-format hack, an opportunity to utilize your multidisciplinary team background and expertise. You can choose any approach toward this challenge and adopt any form as your team’s deliverable, as a solution proposal, to be presented to class at the 4th session 10/4, as a team project pitch.
Some ideas to get started:
- Comparing our culture vs. others’
- Tackling from aspects of PR, food product/menu, new cooking/preparation methods, restaurant/grocery partnerships...
- Bringing people to see personally, trying hands-on, close guidance, farmer’s market stands sampling “try it!”
- Inspiration from top restaurant and chefs’ recommendations, follow celebrity initiatives, , the “Kale” story
- SNAP program, as vitamins substitutes…
- FoodInno Website: http://www.foodinno.org/foodinno-club/
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- Instagram: @food_inno (Follow us!!)
- Hack Blog is Here! http://www.foodinno.org/hacking-the-future-of-food/
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Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Karen & The FoodInno Team