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The class focused on analyzing how food is a part of our culture, and it was one of the most interesting and unique classes I have taken. For this research paper, we were asked to pick any food topic and form a thesis/argument while incorporating both memoir and research. This was a different assignment than I was used to, because for most other research papers, we never combined the creative writing aspect of memoir. Combining creative writing and research was difficult at first, but I ended up loving the combination of the two at the end. I chose to write about artichokes and their cultural significance, because they are one of my favorite foods and a large part of my family’s food traditions. Because of my own relationship with artichokes, the paper was fun to write. I also found food is one of my favorite topics to write about.