Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Document Type


Publication Date

Spring 5-1-2024

Faculty Advisor(s)

Dr. Laura Loustau


In a world where new food combinations are created on a daily basis, it is often difficult to remember where the roots of our food actually came from. With so many options to choose from at our fingertips, it can be difficult to know what is the right choice for us. Take a moment to think about what food means to you. Is it a matter of survival? A matter of importance? A matter of honor? No matter how you perceive food, it will always be there waiting for us. With new food trends constantly popping up, such as fusing different cuisines into one or reinventing old dishes, it becomes quite evident that there is one type of cuisine that becomes more popular than the rest: Mexican cuisine. In this project, we will focus on how Mexican cuisine influenced not only the United States, but the world as a whole. Using evidence from films, books and even social media, this project will research the effects of colonization of the indigenous tribes in South/Central America and how its findings found itself across the globe.


Presented at the Spring 2024 Student Scholar Symposium at Chapman University.