Editors’ Comment

Bon appetit. It is time to take a bite out of Buzzsaw.

People come and go, seasons change, but food is always there. It comes in many forms and is used for different purposes; it permeates all aspects of our lives.

Food listens to you. Food understands. Food won’t leave you alone right before prom and go with Ashley instead. Food won’t pressure you into doing that thing in bed that you really don’t like doing but will agree to on special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries.

Three Oreo cookies have a total of 7 grams of fat, 14 grams of sugar and 160 calories. Three in every 20 women at Ithaca College have experience with some type of eating disorder. Despite the notable exis- tence of eating disorders and body image issues on college campuses, there is little official research on the subject (Eating Disorders on Campus, pg. 17).

Overeating may cause stomachaches, but what happens when it’s society that’s consuming too much? The freeganism movement is a loosely organized response to American consumerism and overcon- sumption. While freeganism has its roots in a San Francisco-based anarchist theater group from the ’60s, today it reaches far beyond the City by the Bay (Trash to Treasure, pg. 20).

People can make a living just cooking food, whether tending a hot dog stand on a street corner or commanding the kitchen of four star bis- tro. It can be a job for some, but for others it is an all-consuming way of life, with each dish a work of art. The lives of those who make the magic happen in the kitchen aren’t as prim and proper as the maitre d’s and servers on the front lines. Food holds them in its inescapable grasp. (Chef Life, pg. 30)

Twenty Ithaca College students discuss the weirdest foods they’ve ever eaten, and the responses range from the mundane to the exotic (20 People, 20 Weird Foods, Seesaw).

So sit back, relax, turn off the Food Network, and enjoy.

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