Topic, "Fast Food and Nutritional Perceptions in the Age of 'Globesity:' Perspectives from the Provincial Philippines"

At 7PM on Wednesday 3 March, at Taste, in College Park, we'll have a fascinating discussion for you.

Dr. Ty Matejowsky examines prevailing fast food consumption patterns and nutritional perceptions in the contemporary Philippines. Survey data from a 2005 consumer survey, completed by over 160 participants from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, provides revealing insights into how this style of cuisine is now conceptualized and used locally. Survey findings establish a basis from which general conclusions about fast-food's growing impact on healthways in moderate- and low-income countries can be drawn.

Dr. Matejowsky is a cultural anthropologist and assistant professor at UCF, and his interests lie in economic anthropology, globalization, and culture change.


717 W. Smith Street
Orlando, United States

Taste is near the corner of Princeton Street (really Smith Street after the fork) and Edgewater Drive, so about 2 minutes from I-4 to parking. One can park on the street or in the parking lot behind Taste.

From I-4, drive a few blocks to Edgewater Drive. At the intersection, you should see a orange building ahead of you, labeled "Taste". Park on the street or behind Taste.

Neil deGrasse Tyson in Jacksonville in April

For one of the café's organizers, one event that crystalized his interest in science was listening to Carl Sagan speak, at a full auditorium in Tallahassee Florida. He thinks that one of the scientists that are are continuing the legacy of Feynman and Sagan is the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Dr. Tyson is speaking in Jacksonville, at University of North Florida's "Distinguished Voices Lectures Series", on Tuesday, April 13. It will be at the UNF Arena, and is free and open to the public, but requires a ticket. Tickets will be available beginning March 16.