9-12  Chocolate + paired tasting in our usual space E1107

        -9:00 to 9:20 “Marketing Terroir: Tasting Beer” with Archer Hobson-Ritz

        -9:30-12 noon: Guests–Sam and Sandy Desner, Carla and Dean Jones– for this presentation include Olympia’s Encore Chocolate and Teas and Salish Sea Organic Liqueurs

Cultural Studies Reading: Taste Culture Reader ch 30 (304-316) plus excerpts from Bittersweet Journey:  A Modestly Erotic Novel of Love, Longing, and Chocolate (Futterman PDF pp 15-16; 67-68)

1:30-4:30 Tasting Lab followed by independent project presentations with tastings in the Longhouse

In program ILC presentation and tastings- Tentative schedule/titles below

  • 1:30 to 1:50   Evolution of Chinese food outside China: Authenticity
    with “Chinese” food with Otto to support discussion of “Authenticity”
  • 1:50 to 2:20  Terroir of Foods from the Cascades with Bonnie, Ze, Daniel and Lydia and honey/salt lollipop tasting
  •  2:20 to 2:40  Mycology Presentation with Connor, Ben, Jimmy
  • 2:40 to 3:00  “To Brie or Not to Brie” with Valerie

3 to 4:30 Chocolate Tasting Lab, incl. Stuckey.  Bring your Stuckey text.

Reading:  Stuckey ch 6 “How the Pros Taste”

WPreLab 6 is DUE Tuesday by 1 PM online at the Terroir Canvas Winter Site (see link in right column at the bottom of the WordPress program site or enter through your myevergreen.edu).   Wtr PreLab 6 is posted on the canvas winter quarter site.  DO NOT TRY TO USE THE FWS CANVAS SITE, RATHER USE THE WINTER CANVAS SITE ONLY.

Please remember to wash your hands with soap on arrival in the Longhouse.  Please bring a water bottle for palate cleansing.


9:30-11 Seminar: Required reading The New Taste of Chocolate (Presilla) pages 52-125 plus preparing 1 recipe from pages 143-226 in preparation for your video of this chocolate recipe paired with the taste of another terroir-laden food of your choice.  Arrange to borrow the text if you do not have it and do not want to buy it. Some copies are available in the Greener Bookstore (2.10.16).

Due: Seminar Writing Assignment patterned after weeks 6 and 7:  1) Identify a thesis for Presilla’s text;  2) identify a thesis for Futterman’s Bittersweet Journey excerpts (Futterman PDF); 3) provide  supporting evidence for the theses as suggested in this quarter’s Seminar Writing Assignment; 4) conclude with 1-3 sentences that compare and contrast the two thesis; 5) have someone proofread your paper, revise, and type the word count next to your name.

11:15-12:45 Anthropocene Lecture Series

Politics in the Age of Environmental Thinking, Andrew Culp

Requried Reading: The Non-political Politics of Climate Change by Erick Swyngedouw

“What happens to the concept of ‘politics’ when ecological crises
become the leading threat to our way of life? Or more provocatively,
what happens when governance ‘no longer confronts us like a subject
facing us, but an environment that is hostile to us’? In this talk, I
discuss how the traditional concept of politics as conflict is
reconfigured by the ecological milieu, a diffusion of complex forces,
and non-human actors.”

Andrew Culp is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Rhetoric Studies at
Whitman College. His work is on the cultural study of new paradigms of power. He recently completed a manuscript, Dark Deleuze and the Death of This World, and his work has appeared in Angelaki: Journal of the Theoretical Humanities, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, parallax, Radical Philosophy, and Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, and Action.


UPDATE:  Ellen Shortt-Sanchez, Director of Evergreen’s Center for Community-Based Learning and Action, will meet with us in LIB 2617 from 11-12 to share info about local terroir-related field study opportunities for spring quarter.  Please plan to attend if you want to do a local field study in the Terroir program spring quarter.  http://evergreen.edu/communitybasedlearning/

Video and web page groups – reserved computer lab time and written reflections guided by faculty. 

9-12 Computer Lab LIB 2617 time for Group A; Case Study Work Time Group B

1-4 Computer Lab LIB 2617 time for Group B; Case Study Work Time Group A


10:30-12:00 In program ILC students meet in SEM2, E3105. Be prepared to share progress and challenges for each of your learning goals.

Due: Oyster video and website – by 5 PM