The C2S blog draws on the arts, the social and biological sciences to explore the many meanings of health and "dis-ease." Designed to be a locus where patients, their families and professionals can meet on a level playing field, it is the natural off-shoot of the Cell 2 Soul Online Journal. We encourage the submission of ideas, essays, poems, stories, humor, and timely reviews relating to the humanities and health care.
Our tomatoes are thriving this year: a bumper crop. Today, in the NY Times there was an article in homage to local grown tomatoes.
"Isn't it lucky that just when it’s too hot to cook on the East Coast, tomatoes
are at their sweetest, ripest and juiciest? Or at least it feels that
way, like a serendipitous reward for suffering through a heat wave...That’s the saving grace: vine-ripened tomatoes are finally here. Year-round hot house tomatoes don’t begin to compare."
Before you start salivating at this image, read on...
Our local NPR station hosts "The Academic Minute," a segment that features professors from around the world, delving into a variety of topics and keeping us abreast of what's new and exciting in the Academe. The subject on December 19, 2011 was timely.
"Meetings, Snacking, and Obesity," presented Carly Pacanowski, addresses how the groaning board served at almost every meeting or social gathering we attend can have unintended health consequences. Her academic minute is valuable and lucid.
Ms. Pacanowski is a Cornell Ph.D. candidate in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and is interested in obesity, body weight regulation, and quality of life.
In an unusual project, Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio, a photographer and writer, traveled the world collecting photos and stories about what people eat in a day. They documented the meager meals of a Masai goat herder, the fast-food diet of an American long-haul trucker and a veritable feast of lamb kebabs and other foods set out by an Iranian bread baker.
The photos, first compiled in the book “What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets,” have been selected for an unusual exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston. The result is an anthropological exploration of the culture of eating that is by turns mouthwatering, repulsive and surprising.