The type of food I like
Individuals like certain foods for different reasons. These includetheir nutritional or aesthetic value, culture, and most importantly,the taste. My favorite type of food is fried chicken. In the UnitedStates, there is a stereotype that it is associated with the AfricanAmerican societies, which can be traced back to the slavery era(Opie, 2013).
There are several reasons why I like fried chicken. A golden chickenbreast, leg or wing tastes great. Also, there are several waysthrough which it can be prepared. In every culture, region, country,or sometimes family, there are unique recipes for frying chicken. Thefact that the same meal can be prepared in different ways and flavorsmakes it the most important type of food in my family. For example,it can be marinated with several spices and coatings and cookedskinned or skinless. Although I like any fried chicken, my favoritesare Asian and Italian flavored.
Another reason why I like chicken is its availability. Due to thehigh global demand for poultry products, there is an increase incommercial production. They can also be easily reared in the backyardsince they do not require large spaces. As a result, chicken meat isreadily available. It is also one of the most common types of food inthe fast food restaurants and canteens. It is also relatively easierto prepare at home (Opie, 2013).
I also love chicken because of its nutritional value. Althoughoverindulgence will have negative health consequences, experts haverecommended white meat as an alternative to beef and pork. Therefore,I consider it to be a healthier source of essential animal proteins.
Opie, F. D. (2013). Hogand Hominy: Soul Food from Africa to America.Columbia University Press