Clint jolly ignite reno 7 8

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Presentation on gastronomy for Ignite Reno #6. Looking forward to the next event!

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Clint jolly ignite reno 7 8

  1. 1. Why you will never find another meatloaf like mom’s <ul><ul><li>Gastronomy - the study of the relationship between culture and food. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Clint Jolly <ul><li>Professional Chef </li></ul><ul><li>Food Geek </li></ul><ul><li>www.Clintjolly.com </li></ul><ul><li>I live to eat and socialize. It’s better when they come together. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Food is a necessity <ul><li>Enjoying the food makes it more fun </li></ul>
  4. 4. Food goes to your head <ul><li>Serotonin </li></ul><ul><li>Dopamine </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hippocampus <ul><li>This is where large amphibious animals go for higher education </li></ul><ul><li>It’s also the part of the brain linked to emotional behavior, memory and processing senses </li></ul>
  6. 6. Happy pills <ul><li>The hippocampus thrives on dopamine </li></ul><ul><li>Other dopamine providers </li></ul><ul><li>Sex </li></ul><ul><li>Drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Rock and Roll </li></ul>
  7. 7. Emotion <ul><li>Dopamine makes you happy </li></ul><ul><li>If food=dopamine and sex=dopamine </li></ul><ul><li>then food=sex </li></ul><ul><li>Sex makes us happy </li></ul>
  8. 8. The culture ingredient <ul><li>Every culture creates distinct dishes </li></ul><ul><li>They use readily available ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>We call this cuisine </li></ul>
  9. 9. It’s a society thing <ul><li>Poor countries still celebrate with food </li></ul><ul><li>It means more to them when they work harder to get it </li></ul>
  10. 10. Food is <ul><li>Wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Power </li></ul><ul><li>Health </li></ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul>
  11. 11. People gather <ul><li>A source of comfort </li></ul><ul><li>“ Breaking bread” </li></ul>
  12. 12. A part of life <ul><li>Holiday celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Strong ties to religion </li></ul>
  13. 13. Foodies/Gastronomes <ul><li>Some eat to live </li></ul><ul><li>Some live to eat </li></ul><ul><li>Foodies are addicts and chefs are their dealers </li></ul>
  14. 14. The environment <ul><li>Not just about the food </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Place </li></ul><ul><li>Atmosphere </li></ul>
  15. 15. What stands out more? <ul><li>Your last GREAT food experience </li></ul><ul><li>Who was there? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the occasion? </li></ul><ul><li>Where were you? </li></ul><ul><li>What did you eat? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Don’t hate! <ul><li>Food prejudice </li></ul>
  17. 17. Don’t waste time looking for that meatloaf <ul><li>Memories are hard to recreate </li></ul><ul><li>The place, time, people are always different </li></ul>
  18. 18. A higher purpose <ul><li>More meaning </li></ul><ul><li>More emotion </li></ul><ul><li>More care </li></ul>
  19. 19. Sometimes other people say it best <ul><li>Average food with people you love is a lot better than Kobe beef with an asshole . </li></ul>-Penn Jillette of Penn and Teller
  20. 20. Bon Appetit <ul><li>And that’s why you’ll never find another meatloaf like mom’s </li></ul>

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