Indicate T (True) or F (False) for the following statements. T F 1.There are many factors which motivate us to choose certain foods over others. 2.When Americans are very hungry, they will dig in and eat horse meat just like the French. 3.Chicken soup may serve as a special treat or reward. 4.In a time of stress, certain foods can bring us comfort and make us feel better.
Candied or fried insects are considered to be mouth-watering foods in some parts of the world, just as roasted mice are delicious edibles in other regions. 原句 = → Candied or fried insects are delicacies.... → Insects boiled in sugar or cooked in boiling oil are thought to be delicious foods....
Most North Americans, however, would be surprised if they were offered any of these as food and probably wouldn’t want to try them. 原句 = However, if a North American was served with any of the food mentioned above, he/she would be surprised and probably would refuse to try it.
Similarly, Americans may say that they are “hungry enough to eat a horse,” but if they were in France, they would never dig in and eat the horse meat served in various regions of the country. 原句 = In a similar way, Americans may say that they are so hungry that they can eat a horse. Next
較稀奇古怪或難以置信的食物： (1) In France and England, fish shops sell eels that are alive. (2) In Asia, there are special restaurants for snakes. Everything on the menu is snake: snake soup, snake appetizers, snake main course, and snake desserts. When you go to the restaurant, you may find that the snakes are alive. You choose the snakes that you want to eat. Then the waiter kills the snakes before your very eyes.
較稀奇古怪或難以置信的食物： (3) In India, people make ants into a paste and eat them with curry. (4) In Borneo, people mix ants with rice. They say they give the rice a special flavor. (5) In Australia, the native people drink ants. They mash them in water and say the drink tastes like lemonade.
What makes us choose the foods we do, and what makes certain foods desirable in one country but not in another? 原句 = What is the reason that makes us choose the foods we choose, and what is the reason that makes certain foods appealing in one country but undesirable in another country?
The experts do not have a single answer to this question, but rather several. a single answer to this question 表示「這問題的唯一答案」， 其他類似用到介系詞 to 的用法有： the key to the door the solution to the problem the access to the library the secret to success Next
The experts do not have a single answer to this question, but rather several. 原句 = The experts do not agree on one answer to this question, but have rather several answers.
Actually, what motivates us to choose certain foods over others is a complex blend of several factors—the foods we were exposed to during our childhoods, the geography of our countries, the associations we make with specific foods used in celebrations and feasts, and the unique customs and traditions of our countries. 原句 = In fact, there is a mixture of different kinds of reasons to explain why we like some foods better than others.... Next
Actually, what motivates us to choose certain foods over others is a complex blend of several factors—the foods we were exposed to during our childhoods, the geography of our countries, the associations we make with specific foods used in celebrations and feasts, and the unique customs and traditions of our countries. 原句 = the foods we had when we were little, …
In fact, the choices we make about food often have less to do with nutrition than with customs and pleasure. 原句 = As a matter of fact, our choices of food are often related to customs and pleasure than to nutrition. Next
In fact, the choices we make about food often have less to do with nutrition than with customs and pleasure. 其他可能會影響我們選擇食物的因素： We are turned on—or off—by the flavor, smell, texture, and appearance of food. Cultural biases come into play; so do our genes.
Consuming foods for pleasure can be traced back to when we were fed milk as infants—our first experience in associating food with comfort, human contact, and enjoyment. 原句 = We have had foods for pleasure since we were babies and fed on milk, and that was our first experience of making connections between food and comfort, human contact, and enjoyment.
Later in our lives, without even realizing it, we may reach for the same foods that gave us comfort in the past, such as chicken soup, which we were served when we were sick; ice cream, which we were given as a special treat or reward; or chocolate, which we received on birthdays or Valentine’s Day. We associate these foods with being loved, and they bring comfort in times of stress.
Geography also plays an important role in the foods we choose. 原句 = Geography also contributes to our choices of food.
Since Japan is surrounded by water, it is not surprising to learn that the Japanese diet is rich in fish and seaweed. 原句 = Now that there is water all around Japan, we don’t feel surprised when we learn that the food that the Japanese usually take includes lots of fish and seaweed.
Millet, a type of grass cultivated for grain, is a basic food in Africa, where it is plentiful, but in other places it is used as birdseed.
Also, in very hot countries it is not unusual to discover that most foods are heavily spiced. 原句 = Besides/In addition/Additionally, in very hot countries, we usually find out that most foods are very spicy.
The reason for this is that before refrigeration, spice was used to cover up the strong taste food developed in the heat before it spoiled. 原句 = The reason why most food is highly spiced is that before people knew how to freeze food to keep it fresh, they used spice to hide the strong taste that food developed in the heat before it became unfit to be eaten. Back