Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Online 5/18


Today: 

Here is the online assignment for today. 
  1. Please post the draft of you research to date (cut and paste) as a "Comment" below. You should see a "Comment" button at the bottom of this post. Do not worry about formatting, we are focusing on the text (words) only at this point.
  2. Check back to the comments and reply to at least 3 classmates' drafts with both supportive and constructive (things to do) comments. What are they doing well? What do they need to work on now. Please restrict your comments to 1 positive and 1 constructive (you might want to fix it) comment per draft.
Schedule: To follow shortly

10 comments:

  1. What if you are not finished with the paragraphs, this is all I have for now

    Bryanna Greaves
    ENG101
    Dr. Smith
    “ A Taste of Trinidad”
    Being a child of parents that came from another country has a big impact on my life
    because instead of having one culture, I have two. Both of my parents came from Trinidad, a
    beautiful island in the caribbeans and one my favorite things to do there is to eat food. Food is
    central to trinidadian life because it part of culture, something that we can share to the world and
    share what we represent. Sometimes when my mom or dad go to a west indian restaurant, they
    always say “ it taste just like home” in Trinidad. Having to eat homemade food,fast food, eating
    food from bakeries, eating fruits from the plants, and celebrating carnival.
    When my mom makes homemade food, she know what ingredients to put in the food but
    she doesn’t know the amount of what to put in the food. Holidays like easter sunday when we
    would go to my grandmother's house she would make A caribbean meal like macaroni and pie (
    which is mac and cheese baked in the oven). Callaloo ( cream spinach and okra), white rice , and
    stew Oxtail. It’s what she learned to make when she was in Trinidad and when she was raised in
    brooklyn. Sometimes as well in the holidays like thanksgiving and she would bake sweet bread
    from a cookbook that came from Trinidad. The cookbook is called “ The Multi-Cultural Cuisine
    of Trinidad & Tobago & The Caribbean”, by Naparima Girls’ high school cookbook that is
    combined with a diversity of indian, chinese, spanish, and other cuisine from other countries. My
    mother told me that my grandmother would make homemade ice cream from using her own
    ingredients that had been past down. Also that My other grandmother from my dad side can
    make black cake and peanut punch ( peanut butter with milk and mixed essence).
    When me and my family went on vacation, we ate a lot of street food and fast food like,
    royal castle( not the american one) where the have fried chicken and with fries, wendy’s, burger
    king, KFC,authentic chinese food and regular carribean food. Also we would eat doubles or
    roti, and my mother would say’ that it would taste just like long time when she used to visit
    Trinidad for every carnival”. When we would go to maracas beach, we would mostly eat fresh
    fruit’s that the seller would give to the customer’s. Like coconut, where they would use a big
    knife to cut to top of the coconut to sip the water from then eat the hard or jelly one. Sometimes,
    they would have sugarcane, cut red mango, or bananas. Across the street from my grandmother’s
    house in Mango Rose, there is a guy that sells ice cream that have some flavors that you
    wouldn’t get in America. Most of the vacation we went to get ice cream because not only did it
    taste good but the guy had a thing for me and of course my mom wanted me to talk to him. She
    thought that he was a very nice guy that had a lot of morals for himself. But anyway, he soursop,
    cherry Vanilla, peanut, guinness, cookie and cream, chocolate, vanilla and rum and raisin.
    In the Country Report on the state of plant genetic resources for food agriculture in Trinidad
    and tobago, it says that “ Trinidad and Tobago enjoys a tropical climate and has an enormous
    range of crop biodiversity.Cultivated crops include tree species such as cocoa, coconut, coffee,
    mangoes, citrus, avocadoes and a wide range of exotic fruits. The major cash crops of Trinidad
    and Tobago include several aroids, many leafy vegetables and some Solanaceous crops while
    plants of medicinal value, herbs and spices, as well as vine crops are considered to be minor
    crops. Many of these species have been introduced into Trinidad over one hundred years ago.
    Farmers have been growing some of these in traditional systems for many years and have made
    selections which now constitute important crop landraces.’


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  2. Dr. Smith, it is not letting me post my research paper, anywhere else I can send it to?

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  3. Juan Carlos Gil
    Dr: Smith
    Eng101

    Mexican food is more than just Burritos (flour tortilla wrapped with bean, rice, lettuce, meat, sour cream, guacamole, salsa), Tacos (corn tortilla with meat beans, cilantro, onion and choice of salsa), and Enchiladas (folded tortillas with meat drenched in red or green sauce with lettuce, tomato, onion cheese and sour cream). Mexico has 31 states without counting Mexico city that would make it 32 states. Mexican food is the best food i ever had.
    I love trying food from different parts of the world,like from Peru, Lomo Saltado (shredded beef cooked with spices served with french fries ,tomatoes over white rice), Indian food Lamb curry with Chapati(flatbread), Italian Pastas with a delicious sourdough bread. No matter what food I try I always go back to my roots. I live in a neighborhood that is primary Dominican so it is hard to find a good Mexican restaurant that serves authentic food. I have to travel to Queens to find a decent restaurant .
    One of Mexico’s traditional dishes is the Mole. The Mole is use for weddings, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and at any major party. This typical dish consist of a thick sauce that you cook before hand and you can add either chicken, pork or beef. It is served with rice, salad and fresh made corn tortilla. Wow just talking about it makes my mouth water. I have eaten mole in many occasions. I can say that the mole thats cook in Mexico is better because is freshly made. In the USA the mole is prepared from a cup that has been package and put in a shelf at a supermarket. I am guilty of buying this product and taking it home. The process is completely different because all i have to do is boil some chicken use the broth to dissolve the mole and then put in a pan with my chicken.( Ingredients that have been added into moles include nuts(such as almonds, peanuts, or pine nuts), seeds (such as sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, or squash seeds),cilantro, seedless grapes, plantains, garlic, onions, cinnamon, and chocolate. What remained the same was the use of chili peppers, especially ancho, pasilla, mulato and chipotle, and the consistency of the sauce.[8] The true story of how mole developed may never be truly known as the first recipes did not appear until after the Mexican War of Independence in 1810. The Nahuatl origin of the name probably defines its Mesoamerican origin.[2]WIKIPEDIA).
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  4. It is not letting me post my essay on here

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  5. Good afternoon professor. I was trying to post my work but it doesn't let me. It says "Your HTML cannot be accepted: Must be at most 4,096 characters". Where can I send it to you?

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  6. its not letting me post my essay would you like it emailed to you?

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