More Than Food for Thought

Scholarship Entrant: Sydney from Winnetka, IL
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for Sydney: 93

What I love to do the most is eat, or as I like to call it, expand my culinary palette. But the delectable thing about food isn’t the artful blend of aromatic spices, the tantalizing textures, or even the sustenance it provides. To me, what truly makes food so delicious is that it is universal. Every human being to walk this planet has eaten, is eating, and will eat. So if I could earn a living doing what I love most, I would eat. I would eat in the mountains of Nepal, or the jungles of Costa Rica, or the backwoods of Kentucky. I would eat everywhere and anywhere people would let me join their meal. Because a meal never consists simply of food. It is a social interaction, a bringing together of people, an opportunity to swap recipes and stories. I would acquire sponsors to financially assist with the traveling, but even with minimal funding, at least I would never go hungry. And I would share my culinary adventures with the World Wide Web, retelling my tales of sweet and savory. Call me a food blogger, but in the grand scheme of things, sharing food is the gateway to sharing cultures. With an open mind and an empty stomach, people can learn about food, people, societies, and perspectives never experienced before. I believe that in order to overcome differences and understand one another, food is the most appetizing way to begin.

Vote for Sydney: 93

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