Coating simply meant adding ingredients on top of a food such as strawberry fondue. Strawberry fondue is strawberry coated with chocolate in a chocolate fountains.
It could also be coating a film on top of a food product. In this illusion, I want to illustrate how we as a human have multiple layer of coating.
Lets imagine myself is a strawberry. The strawberry is ripe, sourish sweet with lots of water, splashed all over with bright red physical appearance. Yumm.... rich in antioxidants.
Preparation: Strawberry can be eaten just like that, sliced and served as fruit bowl, preserved as glazing fruit for cake or as mentioned dip into chocolate fountain. We are always exposed to our environment. It is our nature crossed with our environment that make us who we are today. Our choice of schools, friends, what trends to follow, who we interacts and our early education matters. I am not as extrovert as I appear now when I first started. You will see that I am hiding away during my high school. And now, connecting with others turn into a life purpose.
Coating: Chosen to be coated. Coating can be any ingredients- a chocolate, a rainbow colored chips, crunchy nuts or icing powder. I see coating as the opportunity that others have given to myself. I am not a qualified food science if not for my professors and my internship supervisors who had paid so much effort to train and educate the next food science generation including myself. I am not capable of accomplishing my commerce minor if it is not for an understanding program coordinator for my interest. I am not the extrovert me if it is not some sprinkle of hope of those who encourage me to volunteer. I am not the sales and marketing person if I wasn't given a chance to learn. I am not a writer today if not for my marketing job requirement to write. Our community coats us into what we are.
As a life-long learner, I would conclude that I am not fully coated yet. My coating are thick and I could speak endlessly about my experience but I keep it for people who like to know more.
I owe a lot of people around me a big thank you for the things I learned from them. As far as I am concerned, bringing forward this good deed whenever possible is my way of giving back to the community
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users. Blogging about food became a must when she encounters interesting ideas about food products. She seeks for ideas and opportunities to work together.